baldric

noun

bal·​dric ˈbȯl-drik How to pronounce baldric (audio)
: an often ornamented belt worn over one shoulder to support a sword or bugle

Word History

Etymology

Middle English baudry, baudrik, from Middle French baudré, from Old French baldrei

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of baldric was in the 14th century

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Cite this Entry

“Baldric.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/baldric. Accessed 4 Mar. 2024.

Kids Definition

baldric

noun
bal·​dric ˈbȯl-drik How to pronounce baldric (audio)
: a belt worn over one shoulder to provide a device from which to hang a sword or bugle at the opposite hip

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