[uh-koo-ter-muh nt, -truh-]


personal clothing, accessories, etc.
the equipment, excluding weapons and clothing, of a soldier.

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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for accouterment

Historical Examples of accouterment

  • 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