Accouterments



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 were piled.
Way of the Lawless Max Brand

By the jingle of accouterments I knew they were the wardens of the prairie, and half expected what was to follow.
Lorimer of the Northwest Harold Bindloss

He has been cleaning his sword and accouterments, this morning.
The Young Franc Tireurs G. A. Henty

The regulars retire with accouterments on, and their arms by their sides.
The Land of the Miamis Elmore Barce

He sees that their accouterments do not glisten or rattle when they move.
Infantry Drill Regulations, United States Army, 1911 United States War Department

She glanced up St. Anne’s street, she passed the barrack, where some soldiers sat in the sunshine cleaning up their accouterments.
A Little Girl in Old Detroit Amanda Minnie Douglas

He dropped it as if it had burned him, and hustled off his accouterments, and threw them on the ground.
In The Ranks R. E. McBride

In the evening—for he worked only until seven—he had his other preparations: polishing his sword, cleaning his accouterments.
Long Live the King Mary Roberts Rinehart

After the second he turned his attention to his arms and accouterments.
Si Klegg, Book 3 (of 6) John McElroy

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