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Meaning of BANDOLEER

Pronunciation:  `ban'dleer

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  a broad cartridge belt worn over the shoulder by soldiers
 

BANDOLEER is a 9 letter word that starts with B.

 

 Synonyms: bandolier
 
 See Also: cartridge belt

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Ban`do*leer"\, Bandolier \Ban`do*lier"\, n. [F.
bandouli[`e]re (cf.It. bandoliera, Sp. bandolera), fr.F.
bande band, Sp. & It. banda. See {Band}, n.]
1. A broad leather belt formerly worn by soldiers over the
   right shoulder and across the breast under the left arm.
   Originally it was used for supporting the musket and
   twelve cases for charges, but later only as a cartridge
   belt.

2. One of the leather or wooden cases in which the charges of
   powder were carried. [Obs.]

 

 

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