Dictionary.com

epaulet

or ep·au·lette

[ ep-uh-let, -lit, ep-uh-let ]
/ ˈɛp əˌlɛt, -lɪt, ˌɛp əˈlɛt /
Save This Word!

noun
an ornamental shoulder piece worn on uniforms, chiefly by military officers.
QUIZ
CUDDLE UP! A COZY QUIZ ON FALL WORDS HAS ARRIVED
If autumn is your ideal season, spice up your repertoire of "fall" vocabulary with this quiz on some warm and vivid descriptive words for the season.
Question 1 of 10
Which of the following words means “to make a crackling sound; crackle”?
Meet Grammar CoachWrite or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar helpImprove Your Writing
Meet Grammar CoachImprove Your Writing
Write or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar help

Origin of epaulet

1775–85; <French épaulette, equivalent to épaule shoulder (<Latin spatula blade; see spatula) + -ette-ette
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021

How to use epaulet in a sentence

FEEDBACK