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noun - plural: aiguillettes

  1. [alternative spelling of, aiglet] (A metal tip, on a ribbon or cord that facilitated lacing two parts of a garment together.)


  1. Aiguillette: An aiguillette is an ornamental braided cord most often worn on uniforms, but may also be observed on other costumes such as academic dress, where it will denote an honour. Originally, the word "aiguillette" referred to the lacing used to fasten plate armor together. As such, a knot or loop arrangement was used which sometimes hung from the shoulder.
  2. Aiguillette: An aiguillette, aguillette or aiglet is a decorative tag or tip for a cord or ribbon, usually of gold and sometimes set with gemstones or enameled. Small cords and ribbon bows tipped with pairs of aiguilettes were fashionable ornaments in the 16th and early 17th centuries.

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Google previewUnited States Army Medal, Badges and Insignias, (2011)

by Frank C. Foster

Today the service aiguillette is a braided gold cord 3/16 of an inch in diameter and 30 1/2 inches long. Aiguillettes are worn by Army officers to identify them as aides to top-ranking government officials and general officers. Aiguillettes are worn ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of the United States Navy (2011)

by James M. Morris, Patricia M. Kearns

AIGUILLETTE ° I7 the “Golden Thirteen” became the first African American commissioned officers. Tragically, black veterans returning from the war found that prejudice and segregation were still the rule “back home,” and pressure began to ...

Google previewA trilingual Dictionary being a comprehensive lexicon in English, Urdú and Hindí, exhibiting the syllabication, pronunciation and etymology of English words, with their explanation in English, and in Urdú and Hindí in the Roman characters (1865)

Aiguillette (Fr ), a point ; aglet, aiglet. Ad, and its changes into дс, af, ag, al, AN, AP, AR, AS, AT (L.), to, ...

Google previewConcise English Dictionary (2007)

by Wordsworth Editions, Limited

aglet, aiglet, aiguillette ag'Ut, dg'lit, d-gwi-let', ns. the metal tag of a lace or string: an ornamental tag or other metal appendage: anything dangling: ( usu. aiguillette) a tagged point of braid hanging from the shoulder in some uniforms ...

Google previewFarrow's Military Encyclopedia (1895)

A Dictionary of Military Knowledge by Edward Samuel Farrow

AIGUILLETTE. — A decoration, consisting of bullion cords and loops, which was formerly worn on the right shoulder of a General Officer, but is now chiefly confined to officers of the Life-Guards and Horse-Guards in England, and to officers of ...

Google previewAn Illustrated Dictionary of Words Used in Art and Archaeology (1883)

Explaining Terms Frequently Used in Works on Architecture, Arms, Bronzes, Christian Art, Colour, Costume, Decoration, Devices, Emblems, Heraldry, Lace, Personal Ornaments, Pottery, Painting, Sculpture, &c, with Their Derivations by John William Mollett

The term Aiguillette is also applied to the shoulder-knot worn by soldiers and livery servants. Ailettes (little wings). Armour worn on the shoulders to protect the back of the neck ; found in monumental brasses of the Ijth century. Aisle (ala, a ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Nineteenth-century Land Warfare (2001)

An Illustrated World View by Byron Farwell

Aiguillette. An ornamental plaited cord often ending with metal points, aiglets, or needles, worn over the shoulder and under the arm in one or more loops. It was worn by those performing special functions, such as aides-de-camp [q.v.], or, later ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Witches, Witchcraft and Wicca (2008)

by Rosemary Guiley

aiguillette A ...

Google previewThe Chambers Dictionary (1998)

n the metal tag of a lace or string; an ornamental tag or other metal appendage; anything dangling; (usu aiguillette) a tagged point of braid hanging from the shoulder in some uniforms. — aglet babie (Shakesp) prob a small figure forming the ...

Google previewThe Language of Fashion Dictionary and Digest of Fabric, Sewing and Dress (2013)

by Mary Brooks Picken

aiguillette (āgwĭlĕt′ or F. āgwēyĕt; ai gwi let or aigwee yet).

Google previewBryson's Dictionary for Writers and Editors (2011)

by Bill Bryson

aiguillette. Ornamental braid worn on the shoulder of a uniform.

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Scrabble value of A1I1G2U1I1L1L1E1T1T1E1

The value of this 11-letter word is 12 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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