- to equip or outfit, especially with military clothes, equipment, etc.
Origin of accouter
Examples from the Web for accoutered
Without a moment's hesitation, accoutered as he was, he plunged in.Imogen
Their aspect when accoutered for work is given in the frontispiece.Iron Making in the Olden Times
H. G. Nicholls
It must be the devil himself to recognize me, accoutered as I am.The Conspirators
Alexandre Dumas (Pere)
Some of the allied armies were as gaudily, if not so richly, accoutered as their adversary.A Prince of Anahuac
James A. Porter
Also they had to be accoutered in their dress uniforms, which were issued about this time.On Guard
Word Origin and History for accoutered
also accoutre, 1590s, from French acoutrer, earlier acostrer (13c.) "arrange, dispose, put on (clothing)," originally "sew up," from Vulgar Latin accosturare "to sew together, sew up," from Latin ad- "to" (see ad-) + *consutura "a sewing together," from Latin consutus, past participle of consuere "to sew together," from con- (see com-) + suere "to sew" (see suture). Related: Accoutered; accoutred; accoutering; accoutring.