accoutrement


accoutrement

noun

Definition of ACCOUTREMENT

1
something that is not necessary in itself but adds to the convenience or performance of the main piece of equipment <this vacuum cleaner has all of the accoutrements for cleaning furniture as well as floors>
Synonyms accoutrement (or accouterment), adapter (also adaptor), add-on, adjunct, appendage, appliance, attachment, option
2
accoutrements or accouterments pl  items needed for the performance of a task or activity <has all the accoutrements that the home pastry chef could ever want>
Synonyms accoutrements (or accouterments), apparatus, gear, hardware, kit [chiefly British], material(s), matériel (or materiel), outfit, paraphernalia, stuff, tackle

Variants of ACCOUTREMENT

accoutrement or accouterment

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