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bandoleer

[ban-dl-eer] /ˌbæn dlˈɪər/
noun
1.
a broad belt worn over the shoulder by soldiers and having a number of small loops or pockets, for holding a cartridge or cartridges.
Also, bandolier.
Origin
1570-1580
1570-80; earlier bandollier < Middle French bandoulliere < Catalan bandolera, feminine derivative of bandoler member of a band of men (bandol (< Spanish bando band1) + -er < Latin -ārius -ary; cf. -eer)
Related forms
bandoleered, bandoliered, adjective
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bandolier

/ˌbændəˈlɪə/
noun
1.
a soldier's broad shoulder belt having small pockets or loops for cartridges
Word Origin
C16: from Old French bandouliere, from Old Spanish bandolera, bandolero guerrilla, from Catalan bandoler, from bandol band, from Spanish bando; see band1
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