gorgerin (plural gorgerins)
- (architecture) In some columns, that part of the capital between the termination of the shaft and the annulet of the echinus, or the space between two neck moldings; the hypotrachelium.
Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for gorgerin in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)
gorgerin m (plural gorgerins)
- (historical) gorget (armor for throat)
- (historical) gorget, wimple (piece of clothing)
- (architecture) gorgerin
- In Ancient Egypt, an heavy and rather bulky jewel which rested on the chest skin or a short-sleeved shirt, and tied at the back.