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baldric


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Baldric  \Bal"dric\,  n.  [OE.  baudric  bawdrik  through  OF  (cf. 
  F.  baudrier  and  LL  baldringus  baldrellus),  from  OHG. 
  balderich  cf  balz,  palz,  akin  to  E.  belt.  See  {Belt},  n.] 
  A  broad  belt,  sometimes  richly  ornamented,  worn  over  one 
  shoulder,  across  the  breast,  and  under  the  opposite  arm;  less 
  properly,  any  belt.  [Also  spelt  {bawdrick}.] 
 
  A  radiant  baldric  o'er  his  shoulder  tied  Sustained  the 
  sword  that  glittered  at  his  side  --Pope. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  baldric 
  n  :  a  wide  (ornamented)  belt  worn  over  the  right  shoulder  to 
  support  a  sword  or  bugle  by  the  left  hip  [syn:  {baldrick}] 




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