shoulder board


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shoulder board

n.
One of a pair of oblong pieces of stiffened cloth worn on each shoulder of a military uniform and carrying insignia identifying the wearer's rank. Also called shoulder mark.

shoul′der board`


n.
either of a pair of stiffened epaulets worn on the shoulders of a military officer's uniform.
[1940–45]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.shoulder board - epaulets that indicate rankshoulder board - epaulets that indicate rank    
epaulet, epaulette - adornment consisting of an ornamental cloth pad worn on the shoulder
military uniform - prescribed identifying uniform for soldiers
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