bandolier

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Mexican Revolutionary General Pancho Villa wearing two bandoliers.

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  • IPA(key): /ˌbændəˈlɪə(ɹ)/

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bandolier (plural bandoliers)

  1. An ammunition belt, worn over the shoulder, having loops or pockets for cartridges.
    • 1907, Harold Bindloss, chapter 32, The Dust of Conflict[1]:
      The vivid, untrammeled life appealed to him […]; but he was wise and knew that once peace was established there would be no room in Cuba for the Sin Verguenza.

        “None better to face peril or adversity with, but a change is coming, and one cannot always wear the bandolier,” he said.

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