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ˌbæn dlˈɪərban·dolier

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. bandoleer, bandolier(noun)

    a broad cartridge belt worn over the shoulder by soldiers


  1. bandolier(Noun)

    An ammunition belt, worn over the shoulder, having loops or pockets for cartridges.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Bandolier(noun)

    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. Bandolier(noun)

    one of the leather or wooden cases in which the charges of powder were carried


  1. Bandolier

    A bandolier or a bandoleer is a pocketed belt for holding ammunition. It was usually slung over the chest. In its original form, it was common issue to soldiers from the 16th to 18th centuries. This was very useful for quickly reloading a musket. A somewhat different form of the bandolier came into use in the 20th century when it accompanied modern cartridges and hand grenades. Bandoliers are now rare due to the prohibitive size of modern magazines. They are, however, still commonly used with shotguns, as individual 12 gauge shells can easily be stored in traditionally-designed bandoliers. In fact, some aftermarket shotgun slings are designed in a similar fashion to bandoliers, albeit with a far more limited capacity than true bandoliers. Another modern use of a bandolier is in the Automatic Rifleman of a military Fireteam. Since a Squad automatic weapon is often belt-fed, an Automatic Rifleman will carry an extra belt on his person; either in a separate compartment, or more conveniently, slung over the chest in a bandolier fashion. This makes the new belt of ammunition easier to reach and load into the machine gun on short notice. The bandolier was used to keep ammunition off a soldier's hips, as carrying too much weight on the hips can constrain movement and cause difficulty in retrieving the ammunition.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of bandolier in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of bandolier in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

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