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  • adjective Supplied with essential equipments for a certain intention, particularly military.
  • adjective Provided with vital supplies for a precise aim, more specifically for the armed forces.
  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of accoutre.

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  • adjective provided with necessary articles of equipment for a specialized purpose (especially military)


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  • Now and then a servant girl, nicely but plainly dressed, and fully accoutred with stockings and shoes, would perform this duty; and twice or thrice I remember being admitted by

    Chronicles of the Canongate

  • The monk ordered his mule, and was about to take his leave; and the good dame was still delaying him with questions about the funeral, when a horseman, armed and accoutred, rode into the little court-yard which surrounded the Keep.

    The Monastery

  • Burgundian yeomen, tall and active-looking men, ready mounted themselves, and holding two saddled horses — the one accoutred for war, the other a spirited jennet, for the purposes of the journey.

    Anne of Geierstein

  • Unless privately armed, however, the minstrel was ill-accoutred for any dangerous occupation.

    Castle Dangerous

  • Meanwhile all was busy on our hills, and every man that had a sword or lance accoutred himself with it.

    Anne of Geierstein

  • Down went armed horse-down went accoutred knight-down went banner and bannerman — down went peaked boot and crowned helmet, and of those who fell not a man escaped with life.

    Anne of Geierstein

  • Nixon, out of caution perhaps to prevent escape, had muffled the extreme folds of the riding-skirt with which he was accoutred, around his ankles and under his feet, and there secured it with large corking-pins.


  • They were fully accoutred in excellent armour of polished steel, without any device by which they could be distinguished.

    Quentin Durward

  • But two had riding furniture for the use of females — the one being accoutred with a side-saddle, the other with a pillion attached to the saddle.


  • Beneath one of these lay stretched something of a grey colour, which, as it drew itself together, exhibited the figure of a man sheathed in armour, but strangely accoutred, and in a manner so bizarre, as to indicate some of the wild fancies peculiar to the knights of that period.

    Castle Dangerous


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  • Usage on light horse.

    October 10, 2008

  • Not sure that wordnik comments are accoutred.

    February 9, 2010