baldric

noun
bal·​dric | \ ˈbȯl-drik How to pronounce baldric (audio) \

Definition of baldric

: an often ornamented belt worn over one shoulder to support a sword or bugle

First Known Use of baldric

14th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for baldric

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

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“Baldric.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/baldric. Accessed 7 Mar. 2021.

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