shoulder patch

noun
  1. a cloth emblem worn on the upper part of a sleeve of a uniform typically as identification of the organization to which the wearer is assigned.

Origin of shoulder patch

First recorded in 1940–45
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Historical Examples of shoulder patch

  • Neither was wearing the shoulder-patch Owl of Minerva/Athena.

    Pagan Passions

    Gordon Randall Garrett


British Dictionary definitions for shoulder patch

shoulder patch

noun
  1. US military an emblem worn high on the arm as an insigniaAlso called: shoulder flash
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