epaulet

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ep·au·let

noun \ˌe-pə-ˈlet; ˈe-pə-ˌlet, -lət\

: a decorative piece on the shoulder of a uniform

Full Definition of EPAULET

:  something that ornaments or protects the shoulder: as
a :  an ornamental fringed shoulder pad formerly worn as part of a military uniform
b :  an ornamental strip or loop sewn across the shoulder of a dress or coat
ep·au·let·ted \ˌe-pə-ˈle-təd, ˈe-pə-ˌ\ adjective

Variants of EPAULET

ep·au·let also ep·au·lette \ˌe-pə-ˈlet; ˈe-pə-ˌlet, -lət\

Illustration of EPAULET

Origin of EPAULET

French épaulette, diminutive of épaule shoulder, from Old French espalle, from Late Latin spatula shoulder blade, spoon, diminutive of Latin spatha spoon, sword — more at spade
First Known Use: 1778

Other Clothing Terms

babushka, brogue, bumbershoot, cravat, dishabille, furbelow, layette, raiment, spectator

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