- 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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Neither was wearing the shoulder-patch Owl of Minerva/Athena.Pagan Passions
Gordon Randall Garrett
- US military an emblem worn high on the arm as an insigniaAlso called: shoulder flash