Definition of equipage in English:

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equipage

Pronunciation: /ˈɛkwɪpɪdʒ/

noun

1 [mass noun] archaic The equipment for a particular purpose.
Example sentences
  • 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.
2 historical A carriage and horses with attendants.
Example sentences
  • The Boston riding equipage was presented to General Pierce at Willard's this morning.
  • The colonel also kept a splendid riding equipage.

Origin

Mid 16th century (denoting the crew of a ship): from French équipage, from équiper 'equip'.

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