The pikeman's head was protected by a high combed morion in the Spanish style, rather than the earlier sallet; he wore a breastplate with attached tassets over his thighs and - if an officer - a gorget to protect his throat.
A little bird about the size of a robin, which looked like a robin, and in fact was a robin, except that whereas our familiar friend has an orange-red breast, this small gentleman was equipped with a beautiful blue bib and gorget .
Both males and females are predominantly black with a glittering, rosy throat patch, or gorget , and emerald wings.
Behind them kneels a nun in linen gorget and black veil; her gown and mantle are of a dull warm slate colour, and she also wears a ring on the last finger.
Most of it was plate-mail with chain leggings and a chain gorget around her throat.
Through the telescope, the most noticeable feature was the yellow throat and forehead and broad yellow stripe extending over each eye, contrasting with black cheeks and gorget .
He staggered over to Cecil's form, and seized him up by the back of his gorget .
The female, scaly-brown in colouring, displays a much less conspicuous off-white gorget .
We define ‘adult’ as any bird that has completed its first annual wing molt and has therefore acquired definitive remiges (some first-year males may still be molting on the gorget and crown).
Similar in purpose to the gorget of medieval plate armor, the neckerchief served to deflect arrows, broadswords, and even great axes from slicing through the vulnerable neck of a cowboy.