- a belt, sometimes richly ornamented, worn diagonally from shoulder to hip, supporting a sword, horn, etc.
Origin of baldric
Examples from the Web for baldrick
Historical Examples of baldrick
With an oath he got out a dagger that hung from his baldrick.The Suitors of Yvonne
In raising her father's remains she found under them a baldrick in which his sword had hung, embroidered by her own hands.Sarchedon
G. J. (George John) Whyte-Melville
It was D'Artagnan's sword, which, slipping from his baldrick, had fallen on the sonorous flooring.The Vicomte de Bragelonne
If the baldrick hung with bells was worn out in parts, he cut those pieces away and turned the baldrick into a belt.English Costume
Dion Clayton Calthrop
His sceptre, spurs, baldrick and scabbard were also of gold, and his fingers blazed with diamonds.Freaks of Fanaticism
- 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
c.1300, "belt worn over the shoulder," from Old French baldre (Modern French baudrier "shoulder-belt"), which probably is from Latin balteus "belt," said by Varro to be of Etruscan origin. The English word perhaps influenced by Middle High German balderich (which itself is from the Old French).