a broad belt worn over the shoulder by soldiers and having a number of small loops or pockets, for holding a cartridge or cartridges.
- ban·do·leered, ban·do·liered, adjective
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How to use bandoleer in a sentence
He roamed the square with a self-made bandoleer of spent tear-gas canisters.
Across his shoulder hung the strap of his bandoleer, or ammunition-box; at his side was his sword, and in his hand his arquebus.
The matches mentioned were the slow-burning fuses, kept by a soldier in his bandoleer.Domestic Life in Virginia in the Seventeenth Century | Annie Lash Jester
Sixty ball cartridges in 12 clips are packed in a cloth bandoleer to facilitate issue and carrying.Manual for Noncommissioned Officers and Privates of Cavalry of the Army | War Department.
His chaco, cartridge-case, and white bandoleer with bayonet are grouped around the musket.Plays by August Strindberg, Fourth Series | August Strindberg
Across his shoulder hung the strap of his bandoleer, or ammunition-box; at his side was his sword, and in his hand his arquebuse.Pioneers Of France In The New World | Francis Parkman, Jr.