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From earlier form bandollier, from Middle French bandoulliere, from Catalan bandolera - feminine derivative of bandoler (member of a band of men), from Spanish bandol (band) + -er

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bandoleer (plural bandoleers)

  1. A pocketed belt for holding ammunition, worn over the shoulder.

Usage notesEdit

  • Originally, a bandoleer was used for supporting the musket and twelve cases for charges of powder; it was only later used as a cartridge belt. The term also formerly referred to any of the leather or wooden cases in which the charges of powder were carried.


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