gorgerin [gawr-jer-in] Word Origin noun Architecture.

  1. the neckline portion of a capital of a column, or a feature forming the junction between a shaft and its capital.

Origin of gorgerin 1655–65; French, derivative of gorge throat; see gorge1 Also called necking. Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019 British Dictionary definitions for gorgerin gorgerin noun

  1. architect another name for necking

Word Origin for gorgerin C17: from French, from gorge throat; see gorge Collins English Dictionary – Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

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