Bandoleer Ban`do*leer", Bandolier Ban`do*lier", n. [F. bandouli[`e]re (cf. It. bandoliera, Sp. bandolera), fr. F. bande band, Sp. & It. banda. See {Band}, n.] 1. A broad leather belt formerly worn by soldiers over the right shoulder and across the breast under the left arm. Originally it was used for supporting the musket and twelve cases for charges, but later only as a cartridge belt. [1913 Webster]

2. One of the leather or wooden cases in which the charges of powder were carried. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

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  • bandoleer — or bandolier [ban΄də lir′] n. [Fr bandoulière < Sp bandolera < banda, a scarf, sash, ult. < Goth bandwa] a broad belt worn over one shoulder and across the chest, with pockets for carrying ammunition, etc …   English World dictionary

  • bandoleer — noun see bandolier …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • bandoleer — bandoleered, bandoliered, adj. /ban dl ear /, n. a broad belt worn over the shoulder by soldiers and having a number of small loops or pockets, for holding a cartridge or cartridges. Also, bandolier. [1570 80; earlier bandollier < MF bandoulliere …   Universalium

  • bandoleer — noun A pocketed belt for holding ammunition, worn over the shoulder …   Wiktionary

  • bandoleer — ban·do·leer || ‚bændəʊ lɪə n. ammunition belt …   English contemporary dictionary

  • bandoleer — ban·do·leer …   English syllables

  • bandoleer —   n. shoulder belt carrying cartridges.    ♦ bandolero, n. bandit …   Dictionary of difficult words

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