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shoulder patch

a cloth emblem worn on the upper part of a sleeve of a uniform typically as identification of the organization to which the wearer is assigned.
Origin of shoulder patch
1940-45 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for shoulder patch
  • The red shoulder patch on red-winged blackbirds provides an excellent example.
  • Patch pockets have outside gussets of fine suede, also used to line the pockets and face the shoulder patch.
  • Wings have green speculum with white shoulder patch.
British Dictionary definitions for shoulder patch

shoulder patch

(US, military) an emblem worn high on the arm as an insignia Also called shoulder flash
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