The Sikhs, emerging from their tents with bandolier and rifle, in extraordinary costumes, were directed towards the loopholes.
Dey give me musket and bandolier, and say, ‘You must fight.’
Dr. Beauregard seated himself on the rocks, and loosing the gun from his bandolier, laid it across his knees.
As if in compensation, the other directed a soldier to strip the bandolier from the corpse.
The English newspapers asserted that the doctor was found dead with a bandolier round his body.
“Here, most excellent one,” stammered the other, producing a bandolier.
Their guns were loaded, and a bandolier of cartridges crossed their breasts.
My water jar was out in the trench: I carried my rifle and a bandolier.
He wore a tweed suit and an overcoat, and carried a rifle and bandolier.
I took his rifle, with fixed bayonet, and bandolier and fifty rounds from him.
1570s, "shoulder belt (for a wallet)," from French bandouiliere (16c.), from Italian bandoliera or Spanish bandolera, from diminutive of banda "a scarf, sash," a Germanic loan-word related to Gothic bandwa (see band (n.2)). In some cases, directly from Spanish to English as bandoleer. Meaning "ammunition belt for a musket" is from 1590s; hence bandolero "highwayman, robber" (1832), from Spanish, literally "man who wears a bandoleer."