to equip or outfit, especially with military clothes, equipment, etc.
also accoutre, 1590s, from French acoutrer, earlier acostrer (13c.) “arrange, dispose, put on (clothing),” originally “sew up,” from Vulgar Latin accosturare “to sew together, sew up,” from Latin ad- “to” (see ad-) + *consutura “a sewing together,” from Latin consutus, past participle of consuere “to sew together,” from con- (see com-) + suere “to sew” (see suture). Related: Accoutered; accoutred; accoutering; accoutring.
to equip or outfit, especially with military clothes, equipment, etc. Historical Examples A man who appeared thus dressed and accoutered would either be a master or a joke in a community like Medora. Roosevelt in the Bad Lands H. Hagedorn. Some of the allied armies were as gaudily, if not so richly, accoutered as their […]
personal clothing, accessories, etc. the equipment, excluding weapons and clothing, of a soldier. Historical Examples This accouterment was formerly completed by a gun to defend the flock against wolves, and a stove for preparing meals. Scientific American Supplement, No. 821, Sep. 26, 1891 Various Any one chancing to observe the boys as they thus set […]
personal clothing, accessories, etc. the equipment, excluding weapons and clothing, of a soldier. Historical Examples Each bore his rifle, and all the other accouterments of war, though the paint was uniformly peaceful. The Last of the Mohicans James Fenimore Cooper He arranged his own bed in this second room, where the saddles and other accouterments […]
. to equip or outfit, especially with military clothes, equipment, etc. Historical Examples Dietrich then donned his armour and was assisted to accoutre himself by Hildebrand. Hero Tales and Legends of the Rhine Lewis Spence Let us exchange shields, and accoutre ourselves in Grecian suits; whether craft or courage, who will ask of an enemy? […]