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or ban·do·lier

[ ban-dl-eer ]
/ ˌbæn dlˈɪər /


a broad belt worn over the shoulder by soldiers and having a number of small loops or pockets, for holding a cartridge or cartridges.

Nearby words

bandlet, bandmaster, bandobust, bandoeng, bandog, bandoleer, bandolier, bandoline, bandoneon, bandora, bandore

Origin of bandoleer

1570–80; earlier bandollier < Middle French bandoulliere < Catalan bandolera, feminine derivative of bandoler member of a band of men (bandol (< Spanish bando band1) + -er < Latin -ārius -ary; cf. -eer)
Related formsban·do·leered, ban·do·liered, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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