1. [syn: bandoleer, bandolier]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Bandoleer \Ban`do*leer"\, Bandolier \Ban`do*lier"\, n. [F.
bandouli[`e]re (cf. It. bandoliera, Sp. bandolera), fr. F.
bande band, Sp. & It. banda. See Band, n.]
1. 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
2. One of the leather or wooden cases in which the charges of
powder were carried. [Obs.]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: a broad cartridge belt worn over the shoulder by soldiers
[syn: bandoleer, bandolier]