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equipage

[ek-wuh-pij] /ˈɛk wə pɪdʒ/
noun
1.
a carriage.
2.
a carriage drawn by horses and attended by servants.
3.
outfit, as of a ship, an army, or a soldier; equipment.
4.
Archaic.
  1. a set of small household articles, as of china.
  2. a collection of articles for personal ornament or use.
Origin
1570-1580
1570-80; < Middle French; see equip, -age
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Examples for equipage
  • We are told that arms, all the equipage of war, can be borne in a coat pocket.
  • It was too early in the morning for visitors, and besides, the equipage did not answer to that of any of their neighbours.
  • He was no less foolishly vain in his dress, equipage, and furniture.
  • Let us see what certainty he has in his fine equipage.
  • Conduct controller simulations with mixed equipage and high traffic.
  • Avionics equipage is voluntary and may be funded by aircraft owners.
  • The use of financial incentives may be pursued to accelerate equipage.
British Dictionary definitions for equipage

equipage

/ˈɛkwɪpɪdʒ/
noun
1.
a horse-drawn carriage, esp one elegantly equipped and attended by liveried footmen
2.
(formerly) the stores and equipment of a military unit
3.
(archaic)
  1. a set of useful articles
  2. a group of attendants; retinue
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Word Origin and History for equipage
n.

1570s, from French équipage (15c.), from équiper (see equip). Now largely replaced by equipment.

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