Examples from the Web for epaulet
Haven't I my epaulet on my shoulder, to let everybody know I'm an officer?Pencil Sketches|Eliza Leslie
Who would ever have expected to find a lover of nature with a republican epaulet?
There was Captain Battleax seated there, beautiful with a cocked-hat, and an epaulet, and gold braid.The Fixed Period|Anthony Trollope
A furious rage seized him and he sought eagerly for a shot at the epaulet, but it disappeared.The Masters of the Peaks|Joseph A. Altsheler
At length, the little man with the epaulet commenced a very prurient tale.Rattlin the Reefer|Edward Howard
Word Origin and History for epaulet
1783, from French épaulette (16c.), diminutive of épaule "shoulder," from Old French espaule (12c.), from Latin spatula "flat piece of wood, splint," later "shoulder blade," diminutive of spatha "broad wooden instrument, broad sword," from Greek spathe "a broad flat sword" (see spade (n.1)).