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accolade


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Accolade  \Ac`co*lade"\  (#;  277),  n.  [F.  accolade,  It  accolata 
  fr  accollare  to  embrace;  L.  ad  +  collum  neck.] 
  1.  A  ceremony  formerly  used  in  conferring  knighthood, 
  consisting  am  embrace,  and  a  slight  blow  on  the  shoulders 
  with  the  flat  blade  of  a  sword. 
 
  2.  (Mus.)  A  brace  used  to  join  two  or  more  staves. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  accolade 
  n  :  a  tangible  symbol  signifying  approval  or  distinction;  "an 
  award  for  bravery"  [syn:  {award},  {honor},  {honour},  {laurels}] 




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