baldric

or bal·drick

[ bawl-drik ]
/ ˈbɔl drɪk /

noun

a belt, sometimes richly ornamented, worn diagonally from shoulder to hip, supporting a sword, horn, etc.

Origin of baldric

1250–1300; Middle English bauderik, bawdryk, baudry < Anglo-French baudré, baldré, Old French baldrei, baudré, perhaps < Frankish *baltirad sword belt, equivalent to Latin balte(us) belt + Germanic *-rad provision, equipment (compare Old High German rat); source of final -ik uncertain

OTHER WORDS FROM baldric

bal·dricked, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for baldric

baldric
/ (ˈbɔːldrɪk) /

noun

a wide silk sash or leather belt worn over the right shoulder to the left hip for carrying a sword, etc

Word Origin for baldric

C13: from Old French baudrei, of Frankish origin
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