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or ban·do·lier

  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.
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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
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Historical Examples

  • 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.

  • At ten o'clock by his watch he fell-in his four Houssas, serving out to each a short carbine and a bandoleer.