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