- a broad belt worn over the shoulder by soldiers and having a number of small loops or pockets, for holding a cartridge or cartridges.
Origin of bandoleer
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Churchmen, Presbyterians, and all, are in buff and bandoleer for King Charles.Peveril of the Peak
Sir Walter Scott
As for the captain, he had carried his over his shoulder by a bandoleer, and like a wise man, lock uppermost.Treasure Island
Robert Louis Stevenson
Across his shoulder hung the strap of his bandoleer, or ammunition-box; at his side was his sword, and in his hand his arquebus.
My cartridges I wore in a bandoleer over one shoulder, and over the other I wore one of the old-fashioned game bags.Camp Fire Yarns of the Lost Legion
At ten o'clock by his watch he fell-in his four Houssas, serving out to each a short carbine and a bandoleer.Sanders of the River