a children's mummer's parade, as on the Fourth of July, with prizes for the best costumes.
a stew of meat, vegetables, potatoes, etc.
a printed punctuation mark (‽), available only in some typefaces, designed to combine the question mark (?) and the exclamation point (!), indicating a mixture of query and interjection, as after a rhetorical question.
c.1400, from L. aequatus, pp. of aequare "make even or uniform, make equal," from aequus "level, even, equal." Earliest use in English was of astrological calculation, then "to make equal;" meaning "to regard as equal" is early 19c.