E*quip"ment (?), n. [Cf. F. 'equipement. See Equip.]

1.

The act of equipping, or the state of being equipped, as for a voyage or expedition.

Burke.

The equipment of the fleet was hastened by De Witt. Hume.

2.

Whatever is used in equipping; necessaries for an expedition or voyage; the collective designation for the articles comprising an outfit; equipage; as, a railroad equipment (locomotives, cars, etc. ; for carrying on business); horse equipments; infantry equipments; naval equipments; laboratory equipments.

Armed and dight, In the equipments of a knight. Longfellow.

 

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