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