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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Clothes & fashion
epauletteep‧au‧lette, epaulet /ˌepəˈlet/ noun [countable]  DCa small piece of cloth attached to the shoulder of a coat or shirt, especially on a military uniform
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epauletteBlood from his torn ear was soaking his left epaulette with its tarnished chains and gilded eagle.The first one came out of a mouth just under the right epaulette.The Marshal stared expressionlessly at the blushing face and then at the star on the young man's epaulette.Specials share almost all the usual police responsibilities and just a small insignia on the epaulette distinguishes them from their regular colleagues.
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