Definitions for aiguilletteˌeɪ gwɪˈlɛt
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
an ornamental tagged cord or braid on the shoulder of a uniform; aglet.
Origin of aiguillette:
1810–20; < F; see aiguille , -ette
(A metal tip, on a ribbon or cord that facilitated lacing two parts of a garment together.)
a point or tag at the end of a fringe or lace; an aglet
one of the ornamental tags, cords, or loops on some military and naval uniforms
An aiguillette is an ornamental braided cord most often worn on uniforms, but may also be observed on other costumes such as academic dress, where it will denote an honour. Originally, the word "aiguillette" referred to the lacing used to fasten plate armor together. As such, a knot or loop arrangement was used which sometimes hung from the shoulder. Aiguillettes should not be confused with lanyards, which are cords also worn from the shoulder, but do not have the pointed aiguillette tips and are usually of fibre rather than gold or silver wire, and often not braided.
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