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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.
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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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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.
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.
The citation revealed that after the Canadians' advance was held up by intense fire from an enemy machine gun " Private Kinross, making a careful survey of the situation, deliberately divested himself of all his equipment save his rifle and bandolier and, regardless of his personal safety, advanced alone over the open ground in broad daylight, charged the enemy machine gun, killing the crew of six, and seized and destroyed the gun.
This issue affirms that statement with a look at Southeastern bandolier bags, Northern Plains clothing, bow cases and dolls.
Now he wore a richly embroidered red skirt, a headpiece of cowrie shells hung with tufts of yak's tail and a sadly magnificent bandolier of yellowed tiger's teeth, some six inches long.
Contract notice: Supply fabric bandolier (bandoliers)
The first thing she gave me was a bandolier 'cause I always lose my phone, and it was red and it had 'Scream Queens' written on it.
7 bullets, 04, mines, 1954 MG rounds, 01, mortar fuse, 15, medicine injections, 01, sleeping bad, 01, bandolier, 01, pistol case, 02, thuraya set, 03 mobile phones, 01 motorola set and a motorbike.
He told me to get him a rifle and bayonet and a bandolier of ammunition.