An article of clothing that covered the throat; a piece of armour for the throat; a wimple; a patch of colour on the throat of a bird or other animal, especially a hummingbird.  From Old French, from gorge, throat.

‘I heard he presented Hygd with a gorget, / the priceless torque that the prince’s daughter, / Wealhtheow, had given him.’

Source: Seamus Heaney, Beowulf, p. 69

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