- (context, historical) A piece of armour for the throat.
Etymology: From Old French gorgete, from gorge "throat".
- 1968: Hawkmoon whipped his sword from the scabbard, leaped forward, and drove the blade into the throat of the warrior just below his . " Michael Moorcock, The Mad God's Amulet (Gollancz 2003, p. 209)
- An ornament for the neck; a necklace, ornamental collar, torque etc.
- 1917: Washington Irving, wikisource:The_Legend_of_Sleepy_Hollow, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow - "There was ... the golden-winged woodpecker, with his crimson crest, his broad black , and splendid plumage ..."
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