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accouterment

[uh-koo-ter-muh nt, -truh-]
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noun
  1. personal clothing, accessories, etc.
  2. the equipment, excluding weapons and clothing, of a soldier.
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Also especially British, ac·cou·tre·ment.

Origin of accouterment

From the Middle French word accou(s)trement, dating back to 1540–50. See accouter, -ment
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Examples from the Web for accouterment

Historical Examples

  • Any one chancing to observe the boys as they thus set out would surely have found his curiosity aroused by their accouterment.

    The Auto Boys' Quest

    James A Braden

  • This accouterment was formerly completed by a gun to defend the flock against wolves, and a stove for preparing meals.

  • Behind him boots crunched and food pails clattered against some other part of the men's accouterment.

    Men in War

    Andreas Latzko