/gerrj/, n., pl. gurges /gerr"jees/, v., gurged, gurging.
1. a whirlpool.
2. Also, gorge. Also called whirlpool. Heraldry. a charge covering the entire field of an escutcheon and having the form either of a spirallike scroll or of a number of concentric rings, the whole field having two tinctures.
3. to swirl like a whirlpool.
[1515-25; < L gurges whirlpool]

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