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[postpositive] Having the neck encircled by a coronet or collar, especially one of a specified tincture.
- ‘His arms, as such, appear upon a seal, supported by two swans, close, gorged with coronets and chained; each of them holding in his beak an upright ostrich.’
- ‘A like creature, but gorged with a collar per pale azure and or and chained of the last, is the dexter supporter used by the Duke of Somerset.’
Early 17th century: from French gorge throat + -ed.
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