1 [mass noun] archaic The equipment for a particular purpose.
- Fortunately the day was overcast, so we didn't have a scorching sun in which to carry around tiny twins and all their essential equipment, apparatuses, impedimenta, equipage and whatnot.
- Under the provisions of the official army regulations, Quartermaster General Myers and company were charged with ‘providing transportation for troops and all army stores, equipage, and supplies.’
- An idiosyncratic use of spacing and punctuation has been part of this writer's equipage for several books, but here she uses these devices more subtly; the use of colons and brackets no longer feels daring, but necessary.
Mid 16th century (denoting the crew of a ship): from French équipage, from équiper 'equip'.
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