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  1. an ornamental tagged cord or braid on the shoulder of a uniform; aglet.
  2. 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 formsai·guil·let·ted, adjective
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Examples from the Web for aiguillette

Historical Examples

  • The officers wear a gold sash in place of a crimson one, and an aiguillette on the left shoulder.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 12, Slice 6


British Dictionary definitions for aiguillette


  1. an ornamentation worn by certain military officers, consisting of cords with metal tips
  2. a variant of aglet
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Word Origin

C19: F; see aglet
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