gor·get /ˈgɔrʤət/ 名詞
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.
6. Zool. A crescent-shaped, colored patch on the neck of a bird or mammal.
Gorget hummer Zool., a humming bird of the genus Trochilus. See Rubythroat.
n : armor plate that protects the neck