epaulet

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French épaulette, from épaule (shoulder) +‎ -ette (diminutive).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈɛpəlɛt/, /ˌɛpəˈlɛt/

Noun[edit]

epaulet (plural epaulets)

  1. Alternative form of epaulette (shoulder decoration on a uniform; tegula)
    • 1981, Manual of Nearctic Diptera, volume 1, →ISBN, page 28:
      The most proxlmal plate, at the extreme base of the costal margin, is the tegula (costal plate, epaulet)...