Definition of bandolier in English:


Syllabification: ban·do·lier
Pronunciation: /ˌbandəˈlir
(also bandoleer)


A shoulder-belt with loops or pockets for cartridges.
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  • It was also decided that all Marines would carry their sleeping bags, an extra bandolier of small arms ammunition, and extra stretchers - initially to carry ammunition and then casualties.
  • There were stakes thrust in his belt, and he wore a bandoleer over his left shoulder, also studded with wooden stakes.
  • They wear bandoliers of self-contained paint cartridges.


late 16th century: from French bandoulière; perhaps from Spanish bandolera (from banda 'sash'), or from Catalan bandolera (from bandoler 'bandit').

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