US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˌbændəˈlɪr/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(ban′dl ēr)

WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
ban•do•leer or ban•do•lier/ˌbændəˈlɪr/USA pronunciation   n. [countable]
  1. Militarya wide belt with small loops or pockets for bullets, worn over the shoulder by soldiers.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
ban•do•leer  (ban′dl ēr),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. Militarya broad belt worn over the shoulder by soldiers and having a number of small loops or pockets, for holding a cartridge or cartridges.
Also,  ban′do•lier.  ban′do•leered, ban′do•liered, adj. 
  • Latin -ārius -ary; compare -eer)
  • Spanish bando band1) + -er
  • Catalan bandolera, feminine derivative of bandoler member of a band of men (bandol (
  • Middle French bandoulliere
  • earlier bandollier 1570–80

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
bandolier, bandoleer /ˌbændəˈlɪə/ n
  1. a soldier's broad shoulder belt having small pockets or loops for cartridges
Etymology: 16th Century: from Old French bandouliere, from Old Spanish bandolera, bandolero guerrilla, from Catalan bandoler, from bandol band, from Spanish bando; see band1
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