Sam Browne belt

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\ ˈsam-ˈbrau̇n- How to pronounce Sam Browne belt (audio) \

Definition of Sam Browne belt

: a leather belt for a dress uniform supported by a light strap passing over the right shoulder

called also Sam Browne

First Known Use of Sam Browne belt

1915, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Sam Browne belt

Sir Samuel James Browne †1901 British army officer

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“Sam Browne belt.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Sam%20Browne%20belt. Accessed 18 Jan. 2021.

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