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[uh-koo-ter-muh nt, -truh-]
  1. personal clothing, accessories, etc.
  2. 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
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Related Words

trappings, accessory, accoutrement, gear, apparatus, paraphernalia, dress, material, equipment, tackle, rig, turnout

Examples from the Web for accouterments

Historical Examples

  • He arranged his own bed in this second room, where the saddles and other accouterments were piled.

    Way of the Lawless

    Max Brand

  • He has been cleaning his sword and accouterments, this morning.

  • When getting out the accouterments the priming-wire could not be found.

  • He sees that their accouterments do not glisten or rattle when they move.

  • Not a third of the men could swim it with their arms and accouterments.

    Bamboo Tales

    Ira L. Reeves