accouterment


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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.

ac•cou•ter•ment

or ac•cou•tre•ment

(əˈku trə mənt, -tər-)

n.
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

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 ?
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.