- personal clothing, accessories, etc.
- the equipment, excluding weapons and clothing, of a soldier.
Origin of accouterment
Related Wordsbag, material, container, gear, apparatus, regalia, machinery, habit, garb, vestment, uniform, costume, apparel, dress, getup, clothes, equipment, paraphernalia, luggage, trappings
Examples from the Web for accoutrements
These gentlemen, said Clausewitz in brief, had the misfortune of mistaking the accoutrements of war for its essential nature.How Clausewitz Invented Modern War
James A. Warren
November 24, 2014
Power, and the accoutrements of power, would fill the vacuum created by the absence of ideas.Why Pakistan's Mohammed Ali Jinnah Was No Nelson Mandela
April 7, 2013
As with other accoutrements of the high-end lifestyle, not all backup generators are created equal.After Storm, Who’s Got the Real Power? Look for Backup Generators
October 30, 2012
Their accoutrements clattered and clinked in the intense stillness.The Crimson Tide
Robert W. Chambers
To pass, the uniform and accoutrements of a soldier are not enough.
The cavalry dashed off amid a jingling of swords and accoutrements.The Coming Conquest of England
At the foot you will find my uniform, rifle, and accoutrements.Through Three Campaigns
G. A. Henty
They had not discarded their accoutrements and each man had his sword by his side."Unto Caesar"
Baroness Emmuska Orczy
Word Origin and History for accoutrements
1540s, from Middle French accoustrement (Modern French accoutrement), from accoustrer probably from Old French acostrer "arrange," originally "sew up" (see accouter)