eq·​ui·​page | \ ˈe-kwə-pij How to pronounce equipage (audio) \

Definition of equipage

1a : material or articles used in equipment : outfit
b archaic
(1) : a set of small articles (as for table service)
(2) : etui
c : trappings
2 archaic : retinue
3 : a horse-drawn carriage with its servants also : such a carriage alone

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Examples of equipage in a Sentence

for their old-fashioned wedding, the couple arrived at the church in a Victorian-era equipage, complete with costumed driver
Recent Examples on the Web The carriage house proper boasted a livery room and space for six large equipages. John Freeman Gill, New York Times, 25 Oct. 2019 Today, Queen Elizabeth sat alone in an equipage; her husband Prince Philip did not attend after recently undergoing hip surgery. Caroline Picard, Good Housekeeping, 10 June 2018 Mercer’s influences are crystal clear in this work, which is dripping with drama and difficult equipage (the dancers literally toss heavy wooden chairs across the stage). Lauren Warnecke, chicagotribune.com, 25 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of equipage

1573, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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“Equipage.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/equipage. Accessed 9 Aug. 2022.

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