baldrick









baldrick


noun

  1. a belt, sometimes richly ornamented, worn diagonally from shoulder to hip, supporting a sword, horn, etc.

noun

  1. a wide silk sash or leather belt worn over the right shoulder to the left hip for carrying a sword, etc
n.

c.1300, “belt worn over the shoulder,” from Old French baldre (Modern French baudrier “shoulder-belt”), which probably is from Latin balteus “belt,” said by Varro to be of Etruscan origin. The English word perhaps influenced by Middle High German balderich (which itself is from the Old French).

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