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1. A piece of armor protecting the throat.
2. An ornamental collar.
3. The scarflike part of a wimple covering the neck and shoulders.
4. A band or patch of distinctive color on the throat of an animal, especially an area of brightly colored feathers on the throat of a bird.

[Middle English, from Old French gorgete, diminutive of gorge, throat; see gorge.]


1. (Arms & Armour (excluding Firearms)) a collar-like piece of armour worn to protect the throat
2. (Clothing & Fashion) a part of a wimple worn by women to cover the throat and chest, esp in the 14th century
3. (Zoology) a band of distinctive colour on the throat of an animal, esp a bird
[C15: from Old French, from gorge; see gorge]
ˈgorgeted adj


(ˈgɔr dʒɪt)

1. a patch on the throat of a bird or other animal, distinguished by its color, texture, etc.
2. a piece of armor for the throat.
3. a medieval wimple, worn with the ends fastened in the hair.
4. any of various trimmings for the neck or shoulders, as a collar or ruff, formerly worn by men and women.
[1425–75; < Old French. See gorge, -et]
gor′get•ed, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.gorget - armor plate that protects the neckgorget - armor plate that protects the neck  
armor plate, armor plating, armour plate, plate armor, plate armour - specially hardened steel plate used to protect fortifications or vehicles from enemy fire
body armor, body armour, cataphract, coat of mail, suit of armor, suit of armour - armor that protects the wearer's whole body