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.
Many of them looked more like Indians than white men in their garbs and accoutrements, and their very horses were caparisoned in barbaric style, with fantastic trappings.
As he would have to leave his horses and their accoutrements here, he determined to make this a trading post, where the trappers and hunters, to be distributed about the country, might repair; and where the traders might touch on their way through the mountains to and from the establishment at the mouth of the Columbia.
Just before dark they had been close enough for us to plainly distinguish that they were green Martians, and all during the long night we distinctly heard the clanking of their accoutrements behind us.
With all solemnity I set it down here, that those horses were the hardest lot I ever did come across, and their accoutrements were in exquisite keeping with their style.
Se debarrassant de son accoutrement avec calme et assurance, elle a cependant ete empechee par des passants d'aller jusqu'au terme de son entreprise.
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.
Fathom Creative will work with materials from Kate's Paperie, the nation's most exciting paper emporium and largest retailer of papers and paper accoutrement.