accoutrement


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ac·cou·tre·ment

or ac·cou·ter·ment  (ə-ko͞o′trə-mənt, -tər-)
n.
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.

accoutrement

(əˈkuːtrəmənt; əˈkuːtə-) or

accouterment

n
1. (Military) military equipment worn by soldiers in addition to their clothing and weapons
2. (Military) (usually plural) clothing, equipment, etc; trappings: the correct accoutrements for any form of sport.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.accoutrement - clothing that is worn or carried, but not part of your main clothingaccoutrement - 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

accouterment

or accoutrement
noun
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 ?
About his waist he wore an old brass-buckled leather belt, which was the one thing solid in his whole accoutrement.
Strange to relate, this ludicrous accoutrement was far from moving me to laughter.
It was a remarkable point in the accoutrement of this brilliant personage that he held in his left hand a fantastic kind of a pipe, with an exquisitely painted bowl and an amber mouthpiece.
Messire," said Gringoire, piteously, "it is, in fact, an amazing accoutrement.
The gray costume harmonized with its aerial background; the metal of accoutrement and caparison was softened and subdued by the shadow; the animal's skin had no points of high light.
I did so, sir, for my sins," said I; "for it was by his means and the procurement of my uncle, that I was kidnapped within sight of this town, carried to sea, suffered shipwreck and a hundred other hardships, and stand before you to-day in this poor accoutrement.
Acquisition logistics is too often viewed as an expensive accoutrement to the program requirements (hardware, software, and so forth).
Or is it an unnecessary accoutrement like a rear spoiler on a Corolla?
In our tests, we found that the earbud wasn't exactly the most comfortable fit and took a while to get used to, but once we removed our ear accoutrement, it fit like a glove.
The club's polished marble floor, custom wool carpeting and matte chrome finishes all support the vision for a 1930s-stylized lounge married with hi-tech accoutrement necessary for superior security and storage, like 24-hour surveillance and online video access.
Accoutrements system for a soldier to carry equipment.
Comprising a vast selection of corbels, kitchen island legs, corner posts and other accoutrements in a variety of popular sizes, Outwater's handcarved Herringbone Weave Wood Carvings reportedly cost Less than mass produced machined wood carvings, and Outwater says the products convey a Level of quality and craftsmanship comparable to most costly carvings offered.