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A shoulder-belt with loops or pockets for cartridges.
- ‘The undoubted chief, so swathed in bandoliers of ammunition that bullets fired at him would have bounced off, reached down and grabbed my hand.’
- ‘Hank grabbed his bandoleer and started to check the ammo clips one by one.’
- ‘Two too-large gun belts were slung over her slender hips, grenade-laden bandolier thrown over one shoulder, a machine gun resting in her arms, and a sinister smile on her face.’
- ‘In the middle of summer they are wearing fur hats, their undress tunics are trimmed in front and around with gold lace, and they sport white pistol lanyards and leather bandoliers.’
- ‘It was also decided that all Marines would carry their sleeping bags, an extra bandolier of small arms ammunition, and extra stretchers - initially to carry ammunition and then casualties.’
- ‘I entered the bottom of the central building, where we stored the spare bandoleers that the deserters dropped.’
- ‘Erek smiled back as he strapped a bandolier of grenades over his shoulder.’
- ‘They have canteens on their belts and AK - 47s and bandoliers of rounds across their shoulders.’
- ‘Tightening her weapon belt and slinging the bandolier that held her sword over her shoulder, Nuria headed for the gate, helmet in hand.’
- ‘My rifle was on fire, my tunic was on fire and the bandolier of ammunition I had slung round me was on fire.’
- ‘They shaved freshly, and donned their red uniforms, bandoliers, bayonets and cross-straps.’
- ‘Basic webbing ammunition belts and pouches were supplemented by as many bandoliers as the soldier could carry without falling down.’
- ‘His face was painted black, and lines and bandoliers of ammunition were draped across his shoulders and neck.’
- ‘Dragging himself upright, Sarr straightened his belt and his bandolier, checking the holstered weapons rhythmically.’
- ‘She carried a bandolier of various ammunitions, a few handguns, a sniper rifle, a shotgun, and a big, fat machine gun.’
- ‘Bradley, still kneeling, hurled a dagger from his bandolier at the knight, but the knight's crossed blades formed an effective defense against it and sent the dagger skittering across the stone floor.’
- ‘They wear bandoliers of self-contained paint cartridges.’
- ‘There were stakes thrust in his belt, and he wore a bandoleer over his left shoulder, also studded with wooden stakes.’
- ‘I strapped on the ammo pods, put the bandoleer across my chest, put my mask over my face, and grabbed my gun.’
- ‘As Mari rose slightly to fire overhead he knelt back down and began to reload again, noting his depleted bandolier.’
Late 16th century: from French bandoulière; perhaps from Spanish bandolera (from banda sash), or from Catalan bandolera (from bandoler bandit).
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