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sword belt

a military belt from which a sword may be hung.
Origin of sword belt
First recorded in 1515-25 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • The only thing that was found in the canoe after its capture was a sword belt which the King used as a saddle-girth for his horse.

  • "Take her to the women," shouted the officer, arranging his sword belt.

    Resurrection Leo Tolstoy
  • The scabbard of his sword was of white velvet and gold; his poniard and sword belt mounted with gold.

    Lady Rosamond's Secret Rebecca Agatha Armour
  • General O'Neill was dressed in ordinary citizen's costume, and did not wear even a sword belt.

  • He unloosed the sword belt in which the Knight of the Leopard had fixed his hold, mounted, and again rode off.

    The World's Greatest Books, Vol VIII Arthur Mee and J.A. Hammerton, Eds.
  • Near one man lay a golden crown and a sceptre, and a sword belt of gold.

  • She took a rose from her gown—and drew it through my sword belt.

  • Its true, said he, with a hitch at his sword belt and a flush upon his face, that I have taken no side yet in this quarrel.

  • Hugh asked, after having, with a sigh of regret, loosed his sword belt and let it go.

    The Cornet of Horse G. A. Henty
  • "I must away," exclaimed the Afghan, springing alertly to his feet, and buckling his sword belt.

    Tales of Destiny Edmund Mitchell
British Dictionary definitions for sword belt

sword belt

a belt with a sling or strap for a sword
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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