cartridge belt


: a belt having a series of loops for holding cartridges
: a belt worn around the waist and designed for carrying various attachable equipment

Examples of cartridge belt in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Nefzi designed the bandolera cartridge belt, which includes vials of kitchen spices where some of the bullets would be. San Diego Union-Tribune, 25 Aug. 2022 The new head of administrative affairs at the Education Ministry, also a mullah, wore a cartridge belt to his appointment ceremony in December. New York Times, 13 Jan. 2022 Her lower back arches under the weight of her own willingness, and the cartridge belt burns into her skin like the lick of a whip. Johanna Ekström, The New Yorker, 22 July 2021 The first of them bore rifles and cartridge belts; these were the revolutionaries. Karl Ove Knausgaard, New York Times, 14 Feb. 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

1849, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of cartridge belt was in 1849

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“Cartridge belt.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 May. 2024.

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