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bandoleer

[¦ban·də¦līr]
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A closed loop of fabric, provided with pockets designed to accommodate small-arms ammunition; used by the individual soldier for carrying ammunition, by suspending one or more bandoleers over the shoulders.
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a bandoleer, a "tool-belt," the strap supporting a sword's scabbard or the loop for carrying a club.
A mounted gendarme with bandoleers of ammunition crossing his chest ordered her to swim across the river or be shot on the spot.
Cowboy Action Shooting certainly set trends toward angled crossdraw holsters, shotshell belt slides, bandoleers, etc.
Classic Old West Styles offers a wide selection of leather, including ammunition belts and bandoleers.
Ute men of this time often wore elaborate bandoleers with wide straps and beaded pouches that were used as working shooting bags.
One stocky man wearing a black leather vest leaned in the door of a bar with crossed bandoleers of ammunition.
The middle dancer wears 8mm glass bead bandoleers crossing over his all bone hairpipe breast plate secured with beaded round medallions.
When we landed at Guadalcanal in that first wave, I had 12 grenades strapped to my chest, a rifle, three bandoleers of ammunition and a backpack with C rations in it,'' he said.