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gorget


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Gorget  \Gor"get\,  n.  [OF.  gorgete,  dim.  of  gorge  throat.  See 
  {Gorge},  n.] 
  1.  A  piece  of  armor,  whether  of  chain  mail  or  of  plate, 
  defending  the  throat  and  upper  part  of  the  breast,  and 
  forming  a  part  of  the  double  breastplate  of  the  14th 
  century. 
 
  2.  A  piece  of  plate  armor  covering  the  same  parts  and  worn 
  over  the  buff  coat  in  the  17th  century,  and  without  other 
  steel  armor. 
 
  Unfix  the  gorget's  iron  clasp.  --Sir  W. 
  Scott. 
 
  3.  A  small  ornamental  plate,  usually  crescent-shaped,  and  of 
  gilded  copper,  formerly  hung  around  the  neck  of  officers 
  in  full  uniform  in  some  modern  armies. 
 
  4.  A  ruff  worn  by  women.  [Obs.] 
 
  5.  (Surg.) 
  a  A  cutting  instrument  used  in  lithotomy. 
  b  A  grooved  instrunent  used  in  performing  various 
  operations;  --  called  also  {blunt  gorget}. 
  --Dunglison. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  gorget 
  n  :  armor  plate  that  protects  the  neck 




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