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sword belt

a military belt from which a sword may be hung.
Origin of sword belt
1515-25 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • An Ismaelian laid his hand on Richard's sword-belt to disarm him.

    God Wills It! William Stearns Davis
  • I worked with success up to the sword-belt, and there I was checked.

    The O'Ruddy Stephen Crane
  • He went home, threw off his sword-belt, and seated himself in a big easy-chair before his fireplace, deep in thought.

    From the Ranks Charles King
  • My sword-belt turned it, otherwise through it must have gone.

  • In this time Castillo saw the buckle of a sword-belt on the neck of an Indian and stitched to it the nail of a horseshoe.

  • There are also a sword and sword-belt, and a gun bearing the initials of this lady.

    Glimpses of Three Coasts Helen Hunt Jackson
  • He missed capture only by slipping the buckle of his sword-belt.

    Brothers of Peril Theodore Goodridge Roberts
  • But as he clasped his sword-belt his hands were as firm as though on inspection.

    Pike & Cutlass George Gibbs
  • Next a clash and jangle of metal, that meant his sword-belt with its accoutrements flung on the table.

    Helmet of Navarre Bertha Runkle
  • His lance had broken the buckle of Angoulaffre's sword-belt.

    The Days of Chivalry Ernest Louis Victor Jules L'Epine
British Dictionary definitions for sword-belt

sword belt

a belt with a sling or strap for a sword
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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