Definitions

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

  • transitive v. To outfit and equip, as for military duty. See Synonyms at furnish.

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  • v. To furnish with dress or equipments, especially those for military service; to equip; to attire; to array.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To furnish with dress, or equipments, esp. those for military service; to equip; to attire; to array.

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

  • v. provide with military equipment

Etymologies

French accoutrer, from Old French acoustrer, arrange, equip : a-, to (from Latin ad-; see ad-) + coustrer, sew; see couture.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

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  • His old garments and accouter-ments he had tied up in a bundle, which he carried by a sling over one shoulder.

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  • One who pleads the cause of another, as in a legal or ecclesiastical court. accouter v. To dress. aerial adj.

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