verb (used with object), ac·cou·tred, ac·cou·tring. Chiefly British.
verb (used with object)
- to equip or outfit, especially with military clothes, equipment, etc.
- (tr; usually passive) to provide with equipment or dress, esp military
also accoutre, 1590s, from French acoutrer, earlier acostrer (13c.) “arrange, dispose, put on (clothing),” originally “sew up,” from Vulgar Latin accosturare “to sew together, sew up,” from Latin ad- “to” (see ad-) + *consutura “a sewing together,” from Latin consutus, past participle of consuere “to sew together,” from con- (see com-) + suere “to sew” (see suture). Related: Accoutered; accoutred; accoutering; accoutring.