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1. Equipment or furnishings.
a. A horse-drawn carriage with attendants.
b. The carriage itself.
3. Archaic A retinue, as of a noble or royal personage.
4. Archaic
a. A set of small household articles, such as a tea service.
b. A collection of small articles for personal use.

[French équipage, from équiper, to equip; see equip.]


1. (Automotive Engineering) a horse-drawn carriage, esp one elegantly equipped and attended by liveried footmen
2. (Military) (formerly) the stores and equipment of a military unit
3. archaic
a. a set of useful articles
b. a group of attendants; retinue


(ˈɛk wə pɪdʒ)

1. a carriage.
2. a carriage drawn by horses and attended by servants.
3. outfit, as of a ship, army, or soldier; equipment.
4. Archaic.
a. a set of small household articles, as of china.
b. a collection of articles for personal use.
[1570–80; < Middle French]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.equipage - equipment and supplies of a military forceequipage - equipment and supplies of a military force
baggage - the portable equipment and supplies of an army
equipment - an instrumentality needed for an undertaking or to perform a service
marching order - equipage for marching; "the company was dressed in full marching order"
armed forces, armed services, military, military machine, war machine - the military forces of a nation; "their military is the largest in the region"; "the military machine is the same one we faced in 1991 but now it is weaker"
2.equipage - a vehicle with wheels drawn by one or more horses
axletree - a dead axle on a carriage or wagon that has terminal spindles on which the wheels revolve
barouche - a horse-drawn carriage having four wheels; has an outside seat for the driver and facing inside seats for two couples and a folding top
brougham - light carriage; pulled by a single horse
buckboard - an open horse-drawn carriage with four wheels; has a seat attached to a flexible board between the two axles
buggy, roadster - a small lightweight carriage; drawn by a single horse
cabriolet, cab - small two-wheeled horse-drawn carriage; with two seats and a folding hood
caroche - a luxurious carriage suitable for nobility in the 16th and 17th century
shay, chaise - a carriage consisting of two wheels and a calash top; drawn by a single horse
chariot - a light four-wheel horse-drawn ceremonial carriage
clarence - a closed carriage with four wheels and seats for four passengers
coach-and-four, four-in-hand, coach - a carriage pulled by four horses with one driver
droshky, drosky - an open horse-drawn carriage with four wheels; formerly used in Poland and Russia
gharry - a horse-drawn carriage in India
gig - small two-wheeled horse-drawn carriage; with two seats and no hood
hackney, hackney carriage, hackney coach - a carriage for hire
hansom, hansom cab - a two-wheeled horse-drawn covered carriage with the driver's seat above and behind the passengers
horse-drawn vehicle - a wheeled vehicle drawn by one or more horses
landau - a four-wheel covered carriage with a roof divided into two parts (front and back) that can be let down separately
post chaise - closed horse-drawn carriage with four wheels; formerly used to transport passengers and mail
rumble - a servant's seat (or luggage compartment) in the rear of a carriage
stanhope - a light open horse-drawn carriage with two or four wheels and one seat
surrey - a light four-wheeled horse-drawn carriage; has two or four seats
trap - a light two-wheeled carriage
troika - a Russian carriage pulled by three horses abreast


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It was a wonderful equipage, with six great coronets outside, and ragged things behind for I don't know how many footmen to hold on by, and a harrow below them, to prevent amateur footmen from yielding to the temptation.
Attended by this gallant equipage, himself well mounted, and splendidly dressed in crimson and in gold, bearing upon his hand a falcon, and having his head covered by a rich fur bonnet, adorned with a circle of precious stones, from which his long curled hair escaped and overspread his shoulders, Prince John, upon a grey and high-mettled palfrey, caracoled within the lists at the head of his jovial party, laughing loud with his train, and eyeing with all the boldness of royal criticism the beauties who adorned the lofty galleries.
Let us say to the glory of Alencon that the toffee was accepted with more joy than la Duthe ever showed at a gilt service or a fine equipage offered by the Comte d'Artois.
But please to observe I won back the equipage,' cried Athos.
Gone out in search of our equipage, by to-morrow it might be too late.
It was too early in the morning for visitors, and besides, the equipage did not answer to that of any of their neighbours.
The ponderous equipage with its four black horses, attracted much notice as it rumbled through Cornhill, surrounded by the prancing steeds of half a dozen cavaliers, with swords dangling to their stirrups and pistols at their holsters.
See, madam--see, Julia--there is our travelling equipage on board that sloop, going up to meet us in Albany.
They reminded one of a group of idlers gathered about the door of a village tavern when the equipage of some distinguished traveller is brought round previously to his departure.
No sooner had the two sleighs approached within speaking distance, than the driver of this fantastic equipage shouted aloud
We lived in a round of visits for some time after our return home, giving splendid dinner-parties, and making a sensation in our neighbourhood by the new lustre of our equipage, for my father had reserved this display of his increased wealth for the period of his son's marriage; and we gave our acquaintances liberal opportunity for remarking that it was a pity I made so poor a figure as an heir and a bridegroom.
He needs no equipage to set off his rank," remarked a third.