Bandoleer



a broad belt worn over the shoulder by soldiers and having a number of small loops or pockets, for holding a cartridge or cartridges.
Historical Examples

At ten o’clock by his watch he fell-in his four Houssas, serving out to each a short carbine and a bandoleer.
Sanders of the River Edgar Wallace

As for the captain, he had carried his over his shoulder by a bandoleer, and like a wise man, lock uppermost.
Treasure Island Robert Louis Stevenson

Churchmen, Presbyterians, and all, are in buff and bandoleer for King Charles.
Peveril of the Peak Sir Walter Scott

Across his shoulder hung the strap of his bandoleer, or ammunition-box; at his side was his sword, and in his hand his arquebus.
The Best of the World’s Classics, Restricted to Prose, Vol. X (of X) – America – II, Index Various

And now he was toiling up a steep cliff, and had slung his drum over his shoulder, and stuck his drumsticks in his bandoleer.
Weird Tales from Northern Seas Jonas Lie

My cartridges I wore in a bandoleer over one shoulder, and over the other I wore one of the old-fashioned game bags.
Camp Fire Yarns of the Lost Legion G. Hamilton-Browne

Across his shoulder hung the strap of his bandoleer, or ammunition-box; at his side was his sword, and in his hand his arquebuse.
Pioneers Of France In The New World Francis Parkman, Jr.

The soldier carried the powder charges in little metal boxes hung from a bandoleer.
Battle Studies Charles-Jean-Jacques-Joseph Ardant du Picq

The matches mentioned were the slow-burning fuses, kept by a soldier in his bandoleer.
Domestic Life in Virginia in the Seventeenth Century Annie Lash Jester

Barney stooped and removed the bandoleer of cartridges from the fallen trooper, as well as his revolver and carbine.
The Mad King Edgar Rice Burroughs

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