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[uh-koo-ter-muh nt, -truh-] /əˈku tər mənt, -trə-/
personal clothing, accessories, etc.
the equipment, excluding weapons and clothing, of a soldier.
Also, especially British, accoutrement.
Origin of accouterment
From the Middle French word accou(s)trement, dating back to 1540-50. See accouter, -ment Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Each bore his rifle, and all the other accouterments of war, though the paint was uniformly peaceful.

    The Last of the Mohicans James Fenimore Cooper
  • He arranged his own bed in this second room, where the saddles and other accouterments were piled.

    Way of the Lawless Max Brand
  • By the jingle of accouterments I knew they were the wardens of the prairie, and half expected what was to follow.

    Lorimer of the Northwest Harold Bindloss
  • He has been cleaning his sword and accouterments, this morning.

  • The regulars retire with accouterments on, and their arms by their sides.

    The Land of the Miamis Elmore Barce
  • He sees that their accouterments do not glisten or rattle when they move.

  • She glanced up St. Anne's street, she passed the barrack, where some soldiers sat in the sunshine cleaning up their accouterments.

    A Little Girl in Old Detroit Amanda Minnie Douglas
  • He dropped it as if it had burned him, and hustled off his accouterments, and threw them on the ground.

    In The Ranks R. E. McBride
  • In the evening—for he worked only until seven—he had his other preparations: polishing his sword, cleaning his accouterments.

    Long Live the King Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • After the second he turned his attention to his arms and accouterments.

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