Pronunciation: (gôr'jit), [key]
1. a patch on the throat of a bird or other animal, distinguished by its color, texture, etc.
2. a piece of armor for the throat. See diag. under armor.
3. a crescent-shaped ornament worn on a chain around the neck as a badge of rank by officers in the 17th and 18th centuries.
4. a wimple of the Middle Ages, worn with the ends fastened in the hair.
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