- a belt, sometimes richly ornamented, worn diagonally from shoulder to hip, supporting a sword, horn, etc.
Origin of baldric
Examples from the Web for baldric
He set the example by putting one on like a baldric, Mark doing the same with the other.The Black Tor
George Manville Fenn
Their cartridge-pouch and their bayonet are slung to their right side by a baldric.The Human Race
We heard him getting into his boots again and buckling on his baldric.Helmet of Navarre
The Chevalier squared his shoulders and shifted his baldric.The Grey Cloak</p>
It hung from its own baldric with an axe and a round shield.A Sea Queen's Sailing
- a wide silk sash or leather belt worn over the right shoulder to the left hip for carrying a sword, etc
Word Origin and History for baldric
c.1300, "belt worn over the shoulder," from Old French baldre (Modern French baudrier "shoulder-belt"), which probably is from Latin balteus "belt," said by Varro to be of Etruscan origin. The English word perhaps influenced by Middle High German balderich (which itself is from the Old French).