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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun plural Objects, such as provisions or baggage, that impede or encumber.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Things which hinder, impede, or encumber; specifically, articles taken with one on a journey which impede one's progress; especially, military baggage; supplies carried along with an army; in general, baggage.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun plural (Mil.) Things which impede or hinder progress; incumbrances; baggage

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Equipment intended for an activity that serves as more of a hindrance than a help
  • noun Plural form of impedimentum.

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

  • noun the baggage and equipment carried by an army
  • noun any structure that makes progress difficult

Etymologies

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

[Latin impedīmenta, pl. of impedīmentum, impediment; see impediment.]

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