/ (ˈɛpəˌlɛt, -lɪt) /
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a piece of ornamental material on the shoulder of a garment, esp a military uniform
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Word Origin for epaulette
C18: from French épaulette, from épaule shoulder, from Latin spatula shoulder blade; see spatula
Words nearby epaulette
eparchy, e-passport, épatant, épaulement, epaulet, epaulette, epaulette tree, épaulière, epaxial, e-payment, epazote
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How to use epaulette in a sentence
He wore an epaulette nearly down to his elbow, and his sword hilt was embroidered with golden oak leaves.Napoleon's Young Neighbor|Helen Leah Reed
They were made without sleeves, like a waistcoat, and an epaulette overhung the armhole.English Costume|Dion Clayton Calthrop
An officer with one epaulette came first, showing the way to two civilians, and a captain followed.The Wing-and-Wing|J. Fenimore Cooper
We saw the burnished cannon and the bright epaulette, the gleaming button and the glancing bayonet.The Rifle Rangers|Captain Mayne Reid
Each flower was centered with a bit of gold from a raveled Confederate epaulette.The Stronghold|Miriam Haynie