1A band worn on the sleeve, typically having an identifying mark and worn with a uniform.
- Velcro patches have been placed on the top of each sleeve to enable brassards and badges to be fitted as required.
- The new brassard is a standard part of the SECPOL uniform worn with DCPUs and working dress.
- There's a tale in which those who choose to go about armed wear a brassard signifying the fact, and legal gunfights may break out at any time over matters large or trivial.
1.1 historical A piece of armor for the upper arm.
Late 16th century (denoting a piece of armor for the upper arm): from French, from bras 'arm'.
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