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[ek-wuh-pij] /ˈɛk wə pɪdʒ/
a carriage.
a carriage drawn by horses and attended by servants.
outfit, as of a ship, an army, or a soldier; equipment.
  1. a set of small household articles, as of china.
  2. a collection of articles for personal ornament or use.
Origin of equipage
From Middle French, dating back to 1570-80; See origin at equip, -age Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • As the equipage passed the Baker homestead, the whole family was clustered about the gate, staring at the occupant of the wagon.

    Cy Whittaker's Place Joseph C. Lincoln
  • He rode up, and I saw from his equipage that he was a traveler.

    Life On The Mississippi, Complete Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
  • Nothing could be homelier than our equipage, or more shabby than the furniture of the little apartment.

    Uncle Silas J. S. LeFanu
  • On my way here, I encountered the equipage of the Marchioness de Fleury.

    Fairy Fingers Anna Cora Mowatt Ritchie
  • The sun had risen, when the equipage that contained Louis de Montemar, ascended the mountainous heights of the Guadarama.

  • He styled this tricycle his "engine," and it was by no means the whole of his equipage.

    Fantmas Pierre Souvestre
  • But Paul saw nothing of this equipage; his eyes were set upon its occupant.

    The Shadow of the Czar John R. Carling
  • An anarchist threw a bomb at the equipage of a king, and missed him.

    A Book Without A Title George Jean Nathan
  • His purse, which was very dry at that moment, did not permit him any other equipage.

    Les Misrables Victor Hugo
  • Then Madam will find her furniture common and her equipage mean.

    The Simple Life Charles Wagner
British Dictionary definitions for equipage


a horse-drawn carriage, esp one elegantly equipped and attended by liveried footmen
(formerly) the stores and equipment of a military unit
  1. a set of useful articles
  2. a group of attendants; retinue
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for equipage

1570s, from French équipage (15c.), from équiper (see equip). Now largely replaced by equipment.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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