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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bandoleer  \Ban`do*leer"\,  Bandolier  \Ban`do*lier"\,  n.  [F. 
  bandouli[`e]re  (cf.It.  bandoliera  Sp  bandolera),  fr.F. 
  bande  band,  Sp  &  It  banda.  See  {Band},  n.] 
  1.  A  broad  leather  belt  formerly  worn  by  soldiers  over  the 
  right  shoulder  and  across  the  breast  under  the  left  arm. 
  Originally  it  was  used  for  supporting  the  musket  and 
  twelve  cases  for  charges,  but  later  only  as  a  cartridge 
  belt. 
 
  2.  One  of  the  leather  or  wooden  cases  in  which  the  charges  of 
  powder  were  carried.  [Obs.] 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  bandolier 
  n  :  a  broad  cartridge  belt  worn  over  the  shoulder  by  soldiers 
  [syn:  {bandoleer}] 




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