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

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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, "The Passion and Peril of Birding," 23 Jan. 2018 The suspect was wearing a blue winter-style vest with no sleeves, tan shoulder patches and fur on the hood, police said. Cary Spivak, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Milwaukee police searching for suspect in McDonald's armed robbery," 2 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of shoulder patch

1945, in the meaning defined above

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