shoulder patch

noun

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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The geckos from the shoulder patch of the team’s original green third jersey are inside the collar. Jenna Ortiz, The Arizona Republic, 22 Jan. 2023 The uniform also features a shoulder patch that was on the team’s jerseys from the mid 1970s to the early 1990s. Andrew Mahoney, BostonGlobe.com, 29 Dec. 2022 The uniform also features a shoulder patch that was on the team’s jerseys from the mid 1970s to the early 1990s. Andrew Mahoney, BostonGlobe.com, 29 Dec. 2022 The uniform also features a shoulder patch that was on the team’s jerseys from the mid 1970s to the early 1990s. Andrew Mahoney, BostonGlobe.com, 29 Dec. 2022 The uniform also features a shoulder patch that was on the team’s jerseys from the mid 1970s to the early 1990s. Conor Roche, BostonGlobe.com, 25 Nov. 2022 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 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1945, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of shoulder patch was in 1945

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Cite this Entry

“Shoulder patch.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/shoulder%20patch. Accessed 5 Feb. 2023.

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