Pronunciation: (i-kwip'munt), [key]
1. anything kept, furnished, or provided for a specific purpose.
2. the act of equipping a person or thing.
3. the state of being equipped.
4. the personal knowledge and skill required for a task, occupation, etc.: He has the necessary equipment for law.
5. the rolling stock of a railroad.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.