aiguillette

[ ey-gwi-let ]
/ ˌeɪ gwɪˈlɛt /
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noun

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.

Nearby words

  1. aiga,
  2. aight,
  3. aiglet,
  4. aigrette,
  5. aiguille,
  6. aih,
  7. aiken,
  8. aiken, conrad,
  9. aikido,
  10. aikona

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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British Dictionary definitions for aiguillette

aiguillette

/ (ˌeɪɡwɪˈlɛt) /

noun

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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