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ban·do·leer

or ban·do·lier  (băn′də-lîr′)
n.
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.]

bandolier

(ˌbændəˈlɪə) or

bandoleer

n
(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]

ban•do•lier

or ban•do•leer

(ˌbæn dlˈɪər)

n.
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
Translations

bandolier

[ˌbændəˈlɪəʳ] Nbandolera f

bandolier

nSchulterpatronengurt m
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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.
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.
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.
'Troops were able to recover one generator set, five magazines of M16 rifle, five magazines of M14 rifle, bandoliers, backpack and other enemy paraphernalia from the harbor areas,' Teofilo said.
(This same image was published in Newcomb many years ago, and the men were called "Comanche warriors unidentified.") These men may be related, and are wearing shirts made from the same bold striped fabric, in addition to their hairpipe breastplates and mescal bean (?) bandoliers. The man on the left wears a fabric vest with curvilinear bead embroidery, while the man on the right wears a Saltillo blanket from Mexico.
Seized during the operation were a shotgun, two units of Colt M16 A1, an Elisco M16 A1 with tampered serial number, two Garand rifle, six units of bandoliers, a holster, a Llama caliber .45 pistol, two magazines for caliber .44 firearm and three boxes of assorted ammunition.
Seized during the search were a shotgun, two Colt M16 A1 rifles, an Elisco M16 A1, two M1 Garand rifles, six ammunition bandoliers, one Llama caliber .45 pistol and three boxes of assorted ammunition.
The Saturday night lineup in the Hall (6.30pm to midnight) is Gloucester country singer Stevie O'Connor, acoustic-pop singer Hannah Scott, who draws much of the inspiration for her music from her affinity to Italy), Bandoliers (the UK's only tribute to Welsh Classic and New Wave Rockers, Budgie), and Oxford hard rockers Hell's Gazelles (expect big riffs, big choruses and an adrenaline fuelled live show).
He said: "Two armed men had scarves on their head and bandoliers of bullets.