or ban·do·lier

[ ban-dl-eer ]

  1. 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

1570–80; earlier bandollier<Middle French bandoulliere<Catalan bandolera, feminine derivative of bandoler member of a band of men (bandol (<Spanish bandoband1) + -er<Latin -ārius-ary; cf. -eer)

Other words from bandoleer

  • ban·do·leered, ban·do·liered, adjective

Words Nearby bandoleer Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use bandoleer in a sentence

  • Across his shoulder hung the strap of his bandoleer, or ammunition-box; at his side was his sword, and in his hand his arquebuse.