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.
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Origin of shoulder patch
First recorded in 1940–45
Words nearby shoulder patch
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Example sentences from the Web for shoulder patch
Neither was wearing the shoulder-patch Owl of Minerva/Athena.Pagan Passions|Gordon Randall Garrett
British Dictionary definitions for shoulder patch
US military an emblem worn high on the arm as an insigniaAlso called: shoulder flash
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