Definition of baldric in English:

baldric

noun

historical
  • A belt for a sword or other piece of equipment, worn over one shoulder and reaching down to the opposite hip.

    • ‘He drew it on and reached up for his sword, looping the baldric over his head and settling the hilt against his left shoulder blade, and Tala cleared her throat.’
    • ‘Their clothes were bloodstained, armaments hanging at belts and baldrics.’
    • ‘He plucked several throwing knives from his baldric and placed the blade of a long-bladed knife between his teeth.’
    • ‘The walking figure has a baldric strapped across his chest from which hangs a long sword in a scabbard.’
    • ‘The whole thing then had to be hung via a baldric either over the shoulder or around the waist.’
    belt, sash, strap, cummerbund, waistband, band, girth, cord, fillet
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Origin

Middle English baudry, from Old French baudre, of unknown ultimate origin.

Pronunciation

baldric

/ˈbɔːldrɪk/