Sam Browne belt

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A man wearing a Sam Brown belt.


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


Sam Browne belt (plural Sam Browne belts)

  1. A wide military belt, usually leather, 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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