shoulder patch


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 officer’s shoulder patch was visible, according to court documents. oregonlive, "Portland driver arrested on suspicion of hitting federal officers’ rental car on I-84, near hospital," 2 Sep. 2020 The clue was on their flag and shoulder patches, which showed a wild goose flying. The Economist, "Living dangerously “Mad Mike” Hoare died on February 2nd," 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, "Hunting Winter Rabbits Behind Bailey, the Almost-Famous Pot-Bellied Beagle," 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, "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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6 Sep 2020

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“Shoulder patch.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Sep. 2020.

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