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epaulet

or ep·au·lette

[ ep-uh-let, -lit, ep-uh-let ]
/ ˈɛp əˌlɛt, -lɪt, ˌɛp əˈlɛt /
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noun
an ornamental shoulder piece worn on uniforms, chiefly by military officers.
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Origin of epaulet

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