bandoleer

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n bandoleer a broad cartridge belt worn over the shoulder by soldiers
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Bandoleer 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.
    • Bandoleer One of the leather or wooden cases in which the charges of powder were carried.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n bandoleer A broad belt or baldric worn over the shoulder and across the breast, and used for suspending a wallet by the side.
    • n bandoleer Specifically Such a belt worn by soldiers; a shoulder-belt from which cartridges are suspended.
    • n bandoleer Hence A nearly cylindrical case of copper or other material formerly used to contain a charge of powder. A number of these were slung to a baldric or shoulder-belt, and formed the common means of charging the harquebuse, or in modern times the musket.
    • n bandoleer Also spelled bandileer, bandalier, bandelier.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Bandoleer ban-do-lēr′ a leathern belt worn by musketeers, to which their ammunition was fixed.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. bandoulière,cf. It. bandoliera, Sp. bandolera,), fr. F. bande, band, Sp. & It. banda,. See Band (n.)
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. bandouillere—It. bandoliera, banda, a band.

Usage

In literature:

The rifle and bandoleer lay forgotten in the shelter beside her.
"The Beasts of Tarzan" by Edgar Rice Burroughs
As for the captain, he had carried his over his shoulder by a bandoleer, and like a wise man, lock uppermost.
"Treasure Island" by Robert Louis Stevenson
With a bandoleer of cartridges across his shoulder, two six-shooters at his hips, and a rifle in his hand he was a much rejuvenated Perry.
"Pellucidar" by Edgar Rice Burroughs
Churchmen, Presbyterians, and all, are in buff and bandoleer for King Charles.
"Peveril of the Peak" by Sir Walter Scott
What can we, an armed force, bandoleered, knapsacked, sworded, rifled, impetuous, brave, what can we do before this tragedy?
"The Right of Way, Complete" by Gilbert Parker
When full the bandoleer weighs about 3.88 pounds.
"Manual for Noncommissioned Officers and Privates of Infantry of the" by War Department
Ammunition in the bandoleers will ordinarily be expended first.
"Infantry Drill Regulations, United States Army, 1911" by United States War Department
Ammunition in bandoleers and 30 rounds in right pocket section.= Ammunition in the bandoleers will ordinarily be expended first.
"Manual of Military Training" by James A. Moss
Meanwhile my bold murderer was calling on his God, for he wore a full bandoleer, which was weighing him down.
"Pan-Islam" by George Wyman Bury
The matches mentioned were the slow-burning fuses, kept by a soldier in his bandoleer.
"Domestic Life in Virginia in the Seventeenth Century" by Annie Lash Jester
As for the captain, he had carried his over his shoulder by a bandoleer, and, like a wise man, lock uppermost.
"Treasure Island" by Robert Louis Stevenson
As for the captain, he had carried his over his shoulder by a bandoleer, and, like a wise man, lock uppermost.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson" by Robert Louis Stevenson
When full the bandoleer weighs about 3.88 pounds.
"Manual for Noncommissioned Officers and Privates of Cavalry of the Army" by U. S. War Department
He then calls in certain bishops, who enter armed with muskets, bandoleers, and swords.
"The Pictorial Press" by Mason Jackson
The soldiers had all risen, taking their muskets from the racks, straightening belts and bandoleers.
"Cardigan" by Robert W. Chambers
Over the shoulders of his short, gold-braided green jacket were slung bandoleers crowded with cartridges.
"The Wolf Cub" by Patrick Casey
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