- to equip or outfit, especially with military clothes, equipment, etc.
Origin of accouter
Examples from the Web for accoutred
For I presume that it is to the wars that ye are riding, since ye are all so armed and accoutred.'Micah Clarke
Arthur Conan Doyle
So accoutred, the youth's next thought was, that he must supply himself with a bow.Burlesques
William Makepeace Thackeray
Those already on the ground are similarly armed, and accoutred.The Death Shot
Thus armed and accoutred, he presented the appearance of a miniature Ranger.The Rifle Rangers
Captain Mayne Reid
Nlbs also came, brought an accoutred horse and did obeisance.The Bbur-nma in English
Babur, Emperor of Hindustan
- (tr; usually passive) to provide with equipment or dress, esp military
Word Origin and History for accoutred
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.