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Terry Foreman  •  Link

A gorget /ˈɡɔːrdʒᵻt/, from the French gorge meaning throat, was originally a band of linen wrapped around a woman's neck and head in the medieval period, or the lower part of a simple chaperon hood. The term subsequently described a steel or leather collar designed to protect the throat, a set of pieces of plate armour, or a single piece of plate armour hanging from the neck and covering the throat and chest. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gorget

Bill  •  Link

GORGET, a Woman's Neck Dress; also a Neck Piece of Plate, worn by the Officers of Foot Soldiers; Also the throat.
---An universal etymological English dictionary. N. Bailey, 1724.

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