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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.
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Origin of aiguillette

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

OTHER WORDS FROM aiguillette

ai·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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