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BANDOLIER, or BANDOLEER (from Fr. ban...

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Originally appearing in Volume V03, Page 313 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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BANDOLIER, or BANDOLEER (from Fr. bandouliere, Ital. bandoliera, a little band), a belt worn over the shoulder, particularly by soldiers to carry cartridges. In the 17th century wooden cases were hung to the belt to contain powder charges. The modern bandolier carries the cartridges either in loops sewn to the belt, or in small pouches, similarly attached, containing strips of several cartridges. It has been extensively adopted in the British army, especially for mounted troops.
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