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n. Architecture
The necking of a column.

[French, from Old French, from gorge, throat; see gorge.]
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(Architecture) architect another name for necking
[C17: from French, from gorge throat; see gorge]
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Noun1.gorgerin - the molding at the top of a columngorgerin - the molding at the top of a column  
moulding, molding - a decorative strip used for ornamentation or finishing
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Finally, where the body shows bare between gorgerin and girdle, the belly bulges out, dimpled by a navel which resembles a graven seal of onyx with its milky hues and its rosey finger-nail tints.