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or ban·do·lier  (băn′də-lîr′)
A belt fitted with small pockets or loops for carrying cartridges and worn across the chest by soldiers.

[French bandoulière, from Spanish bandolera, diminutive of banda, band, of Germanic origin; see bhā- in Indo-European roots.]


(ˌbændəˈlɪə) or


(Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery) a soldier's broad shoulder belt having small pockets or loops for cartridges
[C16: from Old French bandouliere, from Old Spanish bandolera, bandolero guerrilla, from Catalan bandoler, from bandol band, from Spanish bando; see band1]


or ban•do•leer

(ˌbæn dlˈɪər)

a broad belt with small loops or pockets for cartridges, worn over the shoulder by soldiers.
[1570–80; < Middle French bandoulliere < Catalan bandolera, feminine derivative of bandoler member of a band]
ban`do•liered′, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bandolier - a broad cartridge belt worn over the shoulder by soldiersbandolier - a broad cartridge belt worn over the shoulder by soldiers
cartridge belt - a broad belt with loops or pockets for holding ammunition


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A gaunt soldierly-looking young man with long lean legs in riding gaiters and a bandolier, who had hitherto not spoken, intervened now on his behalf in a note of confident authority.
But Raffles lay looking at me as he lightened his bandolier.
It was I who let you in for this," he said, at his bandolier again.
Prince Andrew, walking beside Bagration, could clearly distinguish their bandoliers, red epaulets, and even their faces.
How he had managed it I can't imagine, for he had carried up with him two Winchesters and I don't know how many bandoliers of ammunition; and he was now doing the one only thing in this world that he was fitted to do.
Home Geekonomics showed off a Chewbacca pumpkin that was covered in brown fur, with a face added and a bandolier wrapped around it like the one the famous Wookie warrior wears in the films.
The dancer on the right is wearing a loom beaded, prairie style bandolier.
Stallone's bulging muscles, machine gun and bandolier cropped up not just at movie houses but on the odd wall at universities and newspaper offices.
The latter is seen wielding a big rifle type blaster with his famous bandolier slung over his shoulder.
On the morning in question the defendant loaded the semi automatic and put a bandolier of 14 other cartridges in his black Ford Focus, along with his shotgun certificate," he said.
Despite recent bombings in North Waziristan and killing of our 74 men by the security forces during the peace talks, we are still serious about the talks," he said, wearing an AK-47 bandolier across his chest.
One chap in flip-flops was swathed in a wicked looking bandolier of heavy duty ammunition.