Examples from the Web for epaulette
Wellmere fired, and the bullion flew from the epaulette of the trooper.The Spy|J. Fenimore Cooper
My second epaulette did not reach me till 1830; then I took a little turn in Africa.The Man With The Broken Ear|Edmond About
Long plain sleeves, ornamented round the top with a puffing of silk, forming an epaulette.
Spurning buttons, he aspired to the epaulette, and was appointed paymaster to the 7th Hussars.Real Life In London, Volumes I. and II.|Pierce Egan
My duties as Director-General of the Post-office had of course obliged me to resign my captain's epaulette.Memoirs of Napoleon Bonaparte, Complete|Louis Antoine Fauvelet de Bourrienne
British Dictionary definitions for epaulette
Word Origin for epaulette
Word Origin and History for epaulette
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)).