shoulder patch

noun

Definition of shoulder patch

: a cloth patch bearing an identifying mark and worn on one sleeve of a uniform below the shoulder

Examples of shoulder patch in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The boy noted the soldier was displaying the flag of Afghanistan on his ID card and the American flag on a shoulder patch. Jim Walsh, USA TODAY, 10 Sep. 2021 Bexley jacket by Peregrine is fashioned with 3 pockets, a neck strap and a gun shoulder patch. Angela Lei, Forbes, 14 June 2021 Alabama’s coat of arms is found on many governmental seals of the state and is worn as a shoulder patch by Alabama State Troopers. al, 28 Apr. 2021 Putnam Police officers also replaced their standard shoulder patch with their variation of the Pink Patch throughout the month of October to raise awareness and funds for breast cancer. courant.com, 18 Dec. 2020 The officer’s shoulder patch was visible, according to court documents. oregonlive, 2 Sep. 2020 The clue was on their flag and shoulder patches, which showed a wild goose flying. The Economist, 20 Feb. 2020 Double shoulder patches and brier-proof sleeve armor are straight out of the upland playbook, but the shirt gets all vesty with an oversize bellows chest pocket for extra shells and an integrated blood-proof game bag. T. Edward Nickens, Field & Stream, 10 Dec. 2019 The dumpy chicken-like creature with a rufous shoulder patch was a corn crake (Crex crex), a meadow-dwelling relative of the cranes from Europe. Richard O. Prum, New York Times, 23 Jan. 2018

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'shoulder patch.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

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First Known Use of shoulder patch

1945, in the meaning defined above

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Last Updated

19 Sep 2021

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“Shoulder patch.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/shoulder%20patch. Accessed 16 Oct. 2021.

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