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A belt for a sword or other piece of equipment, worn over one shoulder and reaching down to the opposite hip.
belt, sash, strap, cummerbund, waistband, band, girth, cord, filletView synonyms
- ‘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.’
Middle English baudry, from Old French baudre, of unknown ultimate origin.
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