18 Aug 2006, 4:05 a.m. - Terry Foreman

gor·get (gôrjt) n. women's neckerchief (Select Glossary) 2. An ornamental collar. [Middle English, from Old French gorgete, diminutive of gorge, throat] http://www.thefreedictionary.com/gorget

14 Aug 2016, 6:51 p.m. - Terry Foreman

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

15 Aug 2016, 6:54 p.m. - Bill

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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