Definition of Epaulette

1. Noun. Adornment consisting of an ornamental cloth pad worn on the shoulder.

Exact synonyms: Epaulet
Generic synonyms: Adornment
Specialized synonyms: Shoulder Board, Shoulder Mark



Definition of Epaulette

1. Noun. An ornamentation, worn on the shoulders of a military uniform, as a sign of rank ¹

2. Noun. A similar piece of trimming on a lady’s dress ¹

3. Noun. A plate on the anterior wings of some hymenopteral insects ¹

4. Noun. The red patch on the shoulders of a red-winged blackbird ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Epaulette

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Epaulette

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eparchic
eparchies
eparchs
eparchy
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eparterial
eparterial bronchus
epatant
epaule
epaulement
epaulements
epaules
epaulet
epaulets
epaulette (current term)
epauletted
epaulettes
epauliere
epaxial
epazote
epazotes
epee
epeeist
epeeists
epeen
epees
epeira
epeiras
epeiric

Literary usage of Epaulette

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1. Chambers's Encyclopædia: A Dictionary of Universal Knowledge for the People by Chambers, W. and R., publ (1876)
"... epaulette—EPHEMERA. one of the faces and one of the flanks meet ... anchors, and stars worked in silver on tin' epaulette, and also by the size of the ..."

2. Encyclopædia Americana: A Popular Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature by Thomas Gamaliel Bradford (1838)
"epaulette (the French diminutive of épaule, shoulder) signifies a military ornament, worn on the shoulder. It originated, in the time of Louis XIV, ..."

3. The New American Cyclopaedia: A Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge edited by George Ripley, Charles Anderson Dana (1864)
"... the masts of the largest ships, or perched on the edges of frightful precipices. On the summit the scene is scarcely loss singular, the epaulette (Fr. ..."

4. A Military Dictionary and Gazetteer: Comprising Ancient and Modern Military by Thomas Wilhelm (1881)
"epaulette. A shoulder-knot worn by commissioned officers of the army and navy, as a mark of distinction. The insignia of their rank are usually marked on ..."

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