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accouterment

or (especially British) accoutrement

[uh-koo-ter-muh nt, -truh-] /əˈku tər mənt, -trə-/
noun
1.
personal clothing, accessories, etc.
2.
the equipment, excluding weapons and clothing, of a soldier.
Origin of accouterment
1540-1550
1540-50; < Middle French accou(s)trement. See accouter, -ment
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  • This accouterment was formerly completed by a gun to defend the flock against wolves, and a stove for preparing meals.

  • Any one chancing to observe the boys as they thus set out would surely have found his curiosity aroused by their accouterment.

    The Auto Boys' Quest James A Braden
  • Behind him boots crunched and food pails clattered against some other part of the men's accouterment.

    Men in War Andreas Latzko

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