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Equipage


EQ'UIPAGE, noun The furniture of a military man, particularly arms and their appendages.

1. The furniture of an army or body of troops, infantry or cavalry; including arms, artillery, utensils, provisions, and whatever is necessary for a military expedition. Camp equipage includes tents, and every thing necessary for accommodation in camp. Field equipage consists of arms, artillery, wagons, tumbrels, etc.

2. The furniture of an armed ship, or the necessary preparations for a voyage; including cordage, spars, provisions, etc.

3. Attendance, retinue, as persons, horses, carriages, etc.; as the equipage of a prince.

4. Carriage of state; vehicle; as celestial equipage

5. Accouterments; habiliments; ornamental furniture.