epaulette

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English[edit]

The epaulette of a British Army pullover.

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

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epaulette (plural epaulettes)

  1. An ornamentation, worn on the shoulders of a military uniform, as a sign of rank
    Synonyms: shoulder board, shoulder mark, shoulder strap
  2. A similar piece of trimming on a lady’s dress
  3. A plate on the anterior wings of some hymenopteral insects
  4. The red patch on the shoulders of a red-winged blackbird

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