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shoulder board

noun, U.S. Navy.
1.
one of a pair of narrow, stiff, cloth patches bearing an insignia of rank and worn on the shoulders by a commissioned officer.
Also called shoulder mark.
Origin of shoulder board
1940-1945
First recorded in 1940-45
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