/ (ˌbændəˈlɪə) /

  1. a soldier's broad shoulder belt having small pockets or loops for cartridges

Origin of bandolier

C16: from Old French bandouliere, from Old Spanish bandolera, bandolero guerrilla, from Catalan bandoler, from bandol band, from Spanish bando; see band 1

Words Nearby bandolier

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How to use bandolier in a sentence

  • The Boers wore their ordinary clothes, which were relieved by only one military touch—the bandolier.

    The Relief of Mafeking | Filson Young
  • For the latter was clad and armed as though for the chase, and had a bandolier full of cartridges slung round him.

    Aletta | Bertram Mitford
  • He looked every inch an Anglo-Saxon, in his khaki uniform and his great slouch hat, with his bayonet and his bandolier.

    Ghetto Comedies | Israel Zangwill
  • Each wore a bandolier for cartridges, and their ordinary clothes—flannel shirt and khakis.

    The Rogue Elephant | Elliott Whitney
  • The explorer, who was filling his bandolier, came over to their side, and Charlie pointed to the stream.

    The Rogue Elephant | Elliott Whitney