[ ey-gwi-let ]
/ ˌeɪ gwɪˈlɛt /


an ornamental tagged cord or braid on the shoulder of a uniform; aglet.
a long thin slice of cooked meat, especially a narrow strip cut lengthwise from the breast of a fowl.

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Origin of aiguillette

From French, dating back to 1810–20; see origin at aiguille, -ette

Related forms

ai·guil·let·ted, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for aiguillette


/ (ˌeɪɡwɪˈlɛt) /


an ornamentation worn by certain military officers, consisting of cords with metal tips
a variant of aglet

Word Origin for aiguillette

C19: F; see aglet
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