or ep·au·lette

[ ep-uh-let, -lit, ep-uh-let ]
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  1. an ornamental shoulder piece worn on uniforms, chiefly by military officers.

Origin of epaulet

1775–85; <French épaulette, equivalent to épaule shoulder (<Latin spatula blade; see spatula) + -ette-ette

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