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or ac·cou·ter·ment  (ə-ko͞o′trə-mənt, -tər-)
1. often accoutrements An accessory item of equipment or dress.
2. often accoutrements Military equipment other than uniforms and weapons.
3. accoutrements Outward forms of recognition; trappings: cathedral ceilings, heated swimming pools, and other accoutrements signaling great wealth.
4. Archaic The act of accoutring.


or ac•cou•tre•ment

(əˈku trə mənt, -tər-)

1. personal clothing, accessories, or equipment.
2. the equipment, excluding weapons and clothing, of a soldier.
[1540–50; < Middle French]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.accouterment - clothing that is worn or carried, but not part of your main clothingaccouterment - clothing that is worn or carried, but not part of your main clothing
belt - a band to tie or buckle around the body (usually at the waist)
article of clothing, clothing, habiliment, wearable, vesture, wear - a covering designed to be worn on a person's body
furnishing, trappings - (usually plural) accessory wearing apparel


or accoutrement
Things needed for a task, journey, or other purpose.Often used in plural:
apparatus, equipment, gear, material (used in plural), materiel, outfit, paraphernalia, rig, tackle, thing (used in plural), turnout.
References in classic literature ?
Stores of wood were brought for the night, shelters were rigged up for the officers, caldrons were being boiled, and muskets and accouterments put in order.
Conversation was forbidden; arms and accouterments were denied the right to rattle.
While one of these loiterers showed the red skin and wild accouterments of a native of the woods, the other exhibited, through the mask of his rude and nearly savage equipments, the brighter, though sun-burned and long-faced complexion of one who might claim descent from a European parentage.
Presently the sounds of pursuit became audible in the distant clanking of accouterments and the whistling call to arms of the kaldanes.
It was the rattling of the accouterments of the foremost warrior which warned me.
And with his soiled and disordered dress, his red and inflamed features surmounted by the dingy rag with its spot of blood, his wildly swinging rifle and banging accouterments, he looked to be an insane soldier.
Except for the clanking of accouterments and the occasional squeal of an angry thoat or the low guttural of a zitidar, the passage of the cavalcade was almost noiseless, for neither thoat nor zitidar is a hoofed animal, and the broad tires of the chariots are of an elastic composition, which gives forth no sound.
Yes, Captain, but they did not admit that he was dead and as for his clothes and accouterments being in their possession--why more civilized peoples than these poor savage negroes strip their prisoners of every article of value whether they intend killing them or not.