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sword belt

  1. a military belt from which a sword may be hung.
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Origin of sword belt

First recorded in 1515–25
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Examples from the Web for sword belt

Historical Examples

  • I worked with success up to the sword-belt, and there I was checked.

    The O'Ruddy

    Stephen Crane

  • My sword-belt turned it, otherwise through it must have gone.

  • There are also a sword and sword-belt, and a gun bearing the initials of this lady.

    Glimpses of Three Coasts

    Helen Hunt Jackson

  • But as he clasped his sword-belt his hands were as firm as though on inspection.

    Pike & Cutlass

    George Gibbs

  • He missed capture only by slipping the buckle of his sword-belt.

    Brothers of Peril

    Theodore Goodridge Roberts

British Dictionary definitions for sword belt

sword belt

  1. a belt with a sling or strap for a sword
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