accouterment

[ uh-koo-ter-muh nt, -truh- ]
/ əˈku tər mənt, -trə- /

noun

personal clothing, accessories, etc.
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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Example sentences from the Web for accouterment

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

    Men in War|Andreas Latzko
  • This accouterment was formerly completed by a gun to defend the flock against wolves, and a stove for preparing meals.

  • 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