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aiguillette

Syllabification: ai·guil·lette
Pronunciation: /ˌāɡwəˈlet
 
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Definition of aiguillette in English:

noun

An ornament on some military and naval uniforms, consisting of braided loops hanging from the shoulder and on dress uniforms ending in points.
Example sentences
  • Coats, jackets, and other garments became increasingly embellished during the 18th century as epaulettes, loops, lace, and aiguillettes all appeared.
  • We have a wide range of lanyards, aiguillettes and swordknots that add flair to your personality.
  • Perfect example of the dress aiguillette which has been well kept and protected in the box.

Origin

mid 16th century: from French, literally 'small needle', diminutive of aiguille.

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