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.

1940–45 Unabridged
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shoulder patch
(US) military Also called: shoulder flash an emblem worn high on the arm as an insignia

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Example sentences
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.
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