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trappings

Noun

1 accessory wearing apparel [syn: furnishings]
2 stable gear consisting of a decorated covering for a horse, especially (formerly) for a warhorse [syn: caparison, trapping, housing, housings]

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Etymology 1

From trapping.

Noun

  1. Clothing or equipment; that which gives the appearance of something.
    He went through his belongings, gradually shedding the trappings of youth.
  2. Ornamental coverings or harnesses for a horse; caparisons.

Etymology 2

From trap.

Noun

trappings
  1. Plural of trapping
  2. Instances of trapping.

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