impedimenta impedimenta

Definition(s):

  1. (n) any structure that makes progress difficult
  2. (n) the baggage and equipment carried by an army

Usage(s):

  1. He wore high rubber boots, and carried the classic impedimenta of espionage: a camera, binoculars, maps and a notebook.
  2. Critic Van Doren has not attempted an exhaustive account, writes without footnotes or scholarly impedimenta.
  3. To Washington they had brought a strange assortment of impedimenta: wampum, pine cones, stuffed birds, sharks teeth, shells, sponges, live hoot owls, pickled scorpions.

Quotes

  • Ivan had to travel everywhere in a special van with a ramp and the family had to make sure they had what Cameron called "the impedimenta - special this and special that".
    on Feb 25, 2009 By: Samantha Cameron Source: guardian.co.uk

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