shoulder patch

noun

: 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 Along with the report, the anonymous buyer also got several items that belonged to Sanderson, including letters, documents and a Manhattan Project shoulder patch. Sarah Kuta, Smithsonian Magazine, 20 Mar. 2024 Last season, the jerseys’ shoulder patches showcased the NHL’s official Celebration of Black History Month logo, as the nameplates and numbers were designed by San Jose artist Dion Rollerson. Curtis Pashelka, The Mercury News, 29 Feb. 2024 The jerseys also include Northern California Shark-fin shoulder patches, revised from the 2015 Stadium Series patch. Curtis Pashelka, The Mercury News, 17 Feb. 2023 The Iraqis working on the ground beneath high-tech U.S. jets carry homemade mortar tubes, forget to take the wrapping off grenade launchers, wear misspelled shoulder patches, and shun body armor. Anne Barnard, Foreign Affairs, 15 Oct. 2019 Bills players are wearing special No. 3 shoulder patch on their jerseys Sunday. Nate Davis, USA TODAY, 8 Jan. 2023 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

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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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“Shoulder patch.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/shoulder%20patch. Accessed 17 Jul. 2024.

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