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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (n.) 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. (n.) A piece of plate armor covering the same parts and worn over the buff coat in the 17th century, and without other steel armor.

3. (n.) 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. (n.) A ruff worn by women.

5. (n.) A cutting instrument used in lithotomy.

6. (n.) A grooved instrument used in performing various operations; -- called also blunt gorget.

7. (n.) A crescent-shaped, colored patch on the neck of a bird or mammal.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
GORGET

gor'-jet: Appears only once in the King James Version (1 Samuel 17:6), being placed in the margin as an alternative to "target (of brass)" in the description of the armor worn by Goliath of Gath. The Hebrew word thus translated (kidhon) really means a "javelin," and is so rendered in the Revised Version (British and American) and the American Standard Revised Version here and in 1 Samuel 17:45 ("Thou comest to me with a sword, and with a spear, and with a javelin"). See ARMOR, sec. I, 4, (3). Gorget, though so rarely used in Scripture and now displaced in our revised versions, occurs not infrequently and in various senses in English literature. In the meaning of "a piece of armor for the gorge or throat" which seems to have been in the mind of King James's translators, it is found in early English writers and down to recent times. Spenser has it in Faerie Queene, IV, iii, 12:

"His weasand-pipe it through his gorget cleft";

Scott, Marmion, V, ii:

"Their brigantines and gorgets light";

and Prescott, Ferdinand and Isabella, III, 47: "The gorget gave way and the sword entered his throat."

T. Nicol.

Strong's Hebrew
2833. choshen -- breastpiece, sacred pouch
... root probably meaning to contain or sparkle; perhaps a pocket (as holding the Urim
and Thummim), or rich (as containing gems), used only of the gorget of the ...
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High Priest
... Here we shall attempt to only describe one piece of the dress of the high priest,
the breast-plate (rationale); a gorget, ten inches square, made of the same ...
/.../conversion of a high priest into a christian worker/chapter iv high priest.htm

David the Shepherd Youth.
... mail of very great weight. He had greaves of brass upon his legs, and
a gorget of brass between his shoulders. The staff of his ...
/.../anonymous/children of the old testament/david the shepherd youth.htm

A Letter from a West Indian Cottage Ornee
... His general plumage is black, set off by a snow-white gorget fringed with crimson;
crimson and green tail coverts, and a crimson and green beak, with blue cere ...
//christianbookshelf.org/kingsley/at last/chapter v a letter from.htm

A Discourse
... he came, as with other warlike furniture, so 'with a target of brass between his
shoulders' (1 Samuel 17:6). A target, that is, saith the margin, a gorget. ...
/.../bunyan/the works of john bunyan volumes 1-3/a discourse.htm

The Close of the Theban Empire --(Continued)
... of his, now in the Berlin Museum, still maintains possession of his official baton,
and is arrayed in his striped petticoat, his bracelets and gorget of gold. ...
/.../chapter ithe close of the.htm

Thesaurus
Gorget
... 5. (n.) A cutting instrument used in lithotomy. 6. (n.) A grooved instrument used
in performing various operations; -- called also blunt gorget. ...GORGET. ...
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Gorgias

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Gorges (1 Occurrence)

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Target (14 Occurrences)
... Easton's Bible Dictionary (1 Samuel 17:6, AV, after the LXX. and Vulg.), a kind
of small shield. The margin has "gorget," a piece of armour for the throat. ...
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Staff (91 Occurrences)
... 8. (n.) An arbor, as of a wheel or a pinion of a watch. 9. (n.) The grooved director
for the gorget, or knife, used in cutting for stone in the bladder. 10. ...
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