/euh kooh"teuhr/, v.t.
to equip or outfit, esp. with military clothes, equipment, etc.
Also, esp. Brit., accoutre.
[1600-10; earlier accou(s)tre < F accoutrer, OF acou(s)trer to arrange, accommodate, equip, perh. < VL *acco(n)s(u)turare to sew together, mend (see AC-, COUTURE), though loss of 2d -u- is unexplained]

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