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Sam Browne belt

[sam broun] /ˈsæm ˈbraʊn/
noun
1.
a sword belt having a supporting strap over the right shoulder, formerly worn by officers in the U.S. Army, now sometimes worn as part of the uniform by police officers, guards, and army officers in other nations.
Origin
1910-1915
1910-15; named after its inventor, British general Samuel Browne (1824-1901)
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Sam Browne belt

noun
1.
a military officer's wide belt supported by a strap passing from the left side of the belt over the right shoulder
Word Origin
C20: named after Sir Samuel J. Browne (1824–1901), British general, who devised such a belt
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