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Definition of the noun accoutrement

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noun - plural: accoutrements

  1. clothing that is worn or carried, but not part of your main clothing

Alternative definition of the noun accoutrement


  1. an accessory
  2. apparatus needed for a task or journey
  3. military equipment other than weapons and uniform
  4. See trappings.

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Google previewThe Complete Idiot's Guide to 5-Minute Appetizers (2003)

by Tod Dimmick

accoutrement An accoutrement is an accompaniment, trapping, or garnish. When we talk about appetizers, accoutrements are the garnishes. al dente Italian for "to the tooth." Refers to pasta (or other ingredient such as rice) that is neither soft ...

Google previewCrossing the Border, A Collection of Short Stories

by Paul Flynn

VII March is the center of the damp season here, when one's most important accoutrement is a good dehumidifier. April marks the beginning of the return of summer, ...

Google previewThe Unofficial Guide to New York City (2010)

by Eve Zibart

candle sconces, and a few low-hanging, unobtrusive chandeliers; the only missing accoutrement is the club's namesake (eliminated by the smoking ban). Musicians and listeners alike praise the sound system; performances, including jam ...

Google previewTime Out Rio de Janeiro (2007)

by Time Out

A crucial, almost obligatory, beach accoutrement is the square piece of lycra known as the sunga. Both straight and gay locals wear this piece of swimwear almost as a uniform. Copacabana beach Avenida Atlântica The area between the ...

Google previewKing George's Army 1740-93 (3) (1996)

by Stuart Reid

Apart from the axe, Morier shows the farrier to be unarmed and the only visible accoutrement is a small case for the axe, carried on a fairly narrow sling. The pistol holsters on the front of the saddle were also replaced by churns or cylindrical ...

Google previewThe Photographic News (1866)

Furthermore, we wear a pair of cavalry boots, perfectly water-tight; this part of the accoutrement is a sine qua non, if health is an important consideration. In addition, and finally, our better-half frequently sticks into a side pocket, or into the pail, ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia Perthensis; Or Universal Dictionary of the Arts, Sciences, Literature, &c. Intended to Supersede the Use of Other Books of Reference (1816)

Accoutrement ; equipage.

Google previewA Dictionary of the English Language (1828)

In which the Words are Deduced from Their Originals by Samuel Johnson

[accoutrement, Fr.) Dress, equipage, trappings, ornaments, * To ACCO'Y. v. a. To assuage. Obsolete. Chaucer. * To ACCRE'DiT To countenance ; to procure credit to. Shelton. ACCRE'TIOft'. s. [accretio, Lat.] The act of growing to another, ...

Google previewThe new encyclopædia; or, Universal dictionary ofarts and sciences (1807)

by Encyclopaedia Perthensis

* ACCOUTREMENT, n.s [accoutrement, Fr.] Bress, ...

Google previewA dictionary of the English language. Abstracted from the folio ed., by the author. To which is prefixed, an English grammar. To this ed. are added, a history of the English language [&c.]. (1768)

by Samuel Johnson

ACCOUTREMENT. / [accoutrement, Fr.] Dress, equipage, trappings, ornaments. Sbak.

Google previewA dictionary of the English language. Abstracted from the folio ed. by the author (1802)

by Samuel Johnson

ACCOUTREMENT./ { accoutrement ...

Google previewA dictionary of the English language. Abstracted from the folio ed., by the author. To which is prefixed, A grammar of the English language (1792)

by Samuel Johnson

ACCOUTREMENT. / [ accoutrement ...

Google previewUnited Editors Encyclopedia and Dictionary (1907)

A Library of Universal Knowledge and an Unabridged Dictionary of the English Language ...

leathern case or pocket worn by some cavalry officers at the left side, and suspended from the sword belt: useless square accoutrement which dangles against the legs of ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia britannica (1910)

a dictionary of arts, sciences, literature and general information by Hugh Chisholm

ACCOUTREMENT (a French word, probably derived from a and coustre or coulre , an old word meaning one who has charge of the vestments in a church), clothing, apparel; a term used especially, in the plural, of the military equipment of a ...

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Accoutrement Meaning

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Scrabble value of A1C3C3O1U1T1R1E1M3E1N1T1

The value of this 12-letter word is 18 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.


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