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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. An accessory item of equipment or dress. Often used in the plural.
  • n. Military equipment other than uniforms and weapons. Often used in the plural.
  • n. Outward forms of recognition; trappings: cathedral ceilings, heated swimming pools, and other accoutrements signaling great wealth.
  • n. Archaic The act of accoutering.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The act of accoutering.
  • n. An article of clothing or equipment, in particular when used as an accessory.
  • n. apparatus needed for a task or journey.
  • n. Equipment other than weapons and uniform.
  • n. trappings.
  • n. An identifying yet superficial characteristic.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

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

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