A belt having a shoulder strap that runs diagonally across the chest, worn as part of a military or police uniform.
A military officer's belt with a diagonal strap across the right shoulder, designed to carry the weight of a pistol or sword.
Origin of sam-browne-belt
- After Sir Samuel James Browne (1824–1901), British general
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- after General Sir Samuel James Browne, who wore such a belt after losing an arm in battle.