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


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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for accoutrement


US accouterment (əˈkuːtərmənt)

/ (əˈkuːtrəmənt, əˈkuːtə-) /


equipment worn by soldiers in addition to their clothing and weapons
(usually plural) clothing, equipment, etc; trappingsthe correct accoutrements for any form of sport
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