Bring round the equipage!


Another lovely old fashioned word sent to me by my Canadian friend, Diane Stephens!

equipage (noun)

1. Equipment or furnishings.

equipage- horse and carriage2. a. A horse-drawn carriage with attendants.
b. The carriage itself.

3. A retinue, as of a noble or royal personage.(Archaic)

 

English tea service4.  a. A set of small household articles, such as a tea service. (Archaic)

b. A collection of small articles for personal use.

 

5. (Military) (formerly, the stores and equipment of a military unit)

Etymology: from Middle French (1570-1580): French équipage, from équiper, to equip;

Source: http://www.thefreedictionary.com/equipage

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