epaulet vs epaulette what difference

what is difference between epaulet and epaulette

English

Etymology

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

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈɛpəlɛt/, /ˌɛpəˈlɛt/

Noun

epaulet (plural epaulets)

  1. Alternative form of epaulette (shoulder decoration on a uniform; tegula)

Dutch

Etymology

Borrowed from French épaulette.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˌeː.poːˈlɛt/
  • Hyphenation: epau‧let
  • Rhymes: -ɛt

Noun

epaulet f (plural epauletten or epaulets, diminutive epauletje n)

  1. epaulette
    Synonyms: schouderbedekking, schouderbelegsel


English

Alternative forms

  • epaulet

Etymology

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

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈɛpəlɛt/, /ˌɛpəˈlɛt/

Noun

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 insects
    Synonym: tegula
  4. The red patch on the shoulders of a red-winged blackbird

Translations

See also

  • shoulder pad
  • spaulder, pauldron, épaulière

Further reading

  • epaulette on Wikipedia.Wikipedia

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