Sam Browne belt
[ sam broun ]
/ ˈsæm ˈbraʊn /
a sword belt having a supporting strap over the right shoulder, formerly worn by officers in the U.S. Army, now sometimes worn as part of the uniform by police officers, guards, and army officers in other nations.
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Origin of Sam Browne belt
First recorded in 1910–15; named after its inventor, British general Samuel Browne (1824–1901)
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British Dictionary definitions for sam browne belt
Sam Browne belt
a military officer's wide belt supported by a strap passing from the left side of the belt over the right shoulder
Word Origin for Sam Browne belt
C20: named after Sir Samuel J. Browne (1824–1901), British general, who devised such a belt
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