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bandoleer

or bandolier

[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.
Origin of bandoleer
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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  • At ten o'clock by his watch he fell-in his four Houssas, serving out to each a short carbine and a bandoleer.

    Sanders of the River Edgar Wallace
  • As for the captain, he had carried his over his shoulder by a bandoleer, and like a wise man, lock uppermost.

    Treasure Island Robert Louis Stevenson
  • Churchmen, Presbyterians, and all, are in buff and bandoleer for King Charles.

    Peveril of the Peak Sir Walter Scott
  • Across his shoulder hung the strap of his bandoleer, or ammunition-box; at his side was his sword, and in his hand his arquebus.

  • And now he was toiling up a steep cliff, and had slung his drum over his shoulder, and stuck his drumsticks in his bandoleer.

  • My cartridges I wore in a bandoleer over one shoulder, and over the other I wore one of the old-fashioned game bags.

  • Across his shoulder hung the strap of his bandoleer, or ammunition-box; at his side was his sword, and in his hand his arquebuse.

  • The soldier carried the powder charges in little metal boxes hung from a bandoleer.

    Battle Studies Charles-Jean-Jacques-Joseph Ardant du Picq
  • The matches mentioned were the slow-burning fuses, kept by a soldier in his bandoleer.

  • Barney stooped and removed the bandoleer of cartridges from the fallen trooper, as well as his revolver and carbine.

    The Mad King Edgar Rice Burroughs

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