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cartridge belt

a belt of leather or webbing with loops for carrying cartridges or pockets for clips of cartridges.
Origin of cartridge belt
First recorded in 1870-75 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Each of the boys and Hawke wore a cartridge belt and carried a stout stick to aid in climbing.

  • A cartridge belt without any cartridges encircled his waist.

    The Octopus Frank Norris
  • Except the heap of bedding, there was nothing in the room but a rifle, a cartridge belt, and a picture of St. George.

    Through the Land of the Serb Mary Edith Durham
  • But Lennon thrust his rifle through the back of his cartridge belt.

    Bloom of Cactus Robert Ames Bennet
  • Without a sound, Sims inserted a long .45 between 181 the clumsy bars, and followed it with a cartridge belt.

    The Free Range Francis William Sullivan
  • He wore a big Colt's six-shooter on a cartridge belt about his waist.

    Pluck on the Long Trail Edwin L. Sabin
  • Five naked black troopers in single file in the lead, their only dress a cartridge belt round the waist and cap on head.

    Reminiscences of Queensland William Henry Corfield
  • Kenneth laughed as Max reappeared with his gun and cartridge belt in his hand.

    Three Boys George Manville Fenn
  • She wore a cartridge belt about her waist—though there was no revolver in her holster.

    The Sunbridge Girls at Six Star Ranch Eleanor H. (Eleanor Hodgman) Porter
  • Mormon, git me my cartridge belt an' some extry shells fo' my rifle.

    Rimrock Trail J. Allan Dunn
British Dictionary definitions for cartridge belt

cartridge belt

a belt with pockets for cartridge clips or loops for cartridges
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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