shoulder mark

noun

Definition of shoulder mark

: one of a pair of nearly rectangular pieces of stiffened cloth worn parallel to the shoulder seam of some uniforms of U.S. Navy officers, bearing embroidered or gold lace or black braid insignia of rank and line or corps devices, and secured at the inner triangular end by a gilt button

called also shoulder board

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“Shoulder mark.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/shoulder%20mark. Accessed 12 Aug. 2020.

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