Sam Browne belt

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English[edit]

A man wearing a Sam Brown belt.

Etymology[edit]

After General Sir Samuel James Browne, who wore such a belt after losing an arm in battle.

Noun[edit]

Sam Browne belt (plural Sam Browne belts)

  1. a wide military belt, usually leather, which is supported by a strap going diagonally over the right shoulder
    • 1987, Hope and Glory:
      You see that? The moths haven't got this, then. - You kept the old Sam Browne all these years? - Certainly. - And kept it polished. Might come in useful.

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