from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Architecture The necking of a column.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. 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.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. 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; -- called also neck of the capital, and hypotrachelium. See Illust. of column.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In architecture, the neck of a capital, or more commonly a feature forming the junction between the shaft and the capital; a necking.
- n. A name for the gorget, plastron, or hausse-col—that is, for any piece of armor covering the throat; especially, a second thickness bolted upon the cuirass of tilting-armor at the throat.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the molding at the top of a column
[Footnote: Salades, sorte de casque léger alors en usage, et qui, n'ayant ni visière ni gorgerin, avoit besoin de cette bande de fer en saillie pour défendre le visage.]
(gorgerin) was pierced and the rapier, having no sharp edges (it was only used for thrusting) was driven in so far that it could not be withdrawn.
[Footnote: Salades, sorte de casque l間er alors en usage, et qui, n’ayant ni visi鑢e ni gorgerin, avoit besoin de cette bande de fer en saillie pour d閒endre le visage.]
The arms chosen were a sharp-pointed sword or rapier and a poignard, while the armour used included a throat-piece (gorgerin) and a secrète. [