Sam Browne belt

Sam Browne belt

[sam broun]
noun
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:
1910–15; named after its inventor, British general Samuel Browne (1824–1901)

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Sam Browne belt
 
n
a military officer's wide belt supported by a strap passing from the left side of the belt over the right shoulder
 
[C20: named after Sir Samuel J. Browne (1824--1901), British general, who devised such a belt]

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