Bandoleer definition

băndə-lîr
A belt fitted with small pockets or loops for carrying cartridges and worn across the chest by soldiers.
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A broad belt worn over one shoulder and across the chest, with pockets for ammunition or loops for holding cartridges.
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A pocketed belt for holding ammunition, worn over the shoulder.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
bandoleer
Plural:
bandoleers

Origin of bandoleer

  • French bandoulière from Spanish bandolera diminutive of banda band of Germanic origin bhā-1 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From earlier form bandollier, from Middle French bandoulliere, from Catalan bandolera - feminine derivative of bandoler (“member of a band of men”), from Spanish bandol (“band”) + -er

    From Wiktionary