Etymology
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baldric (n.)

"belt worn over the shoulder," c. 1300, from Old French baldre "sword-belt, crossbelt," (12c., Modern French baudrier "shoulder-belt"), which probably is from Latin balteus "belt, sword-belt," a word said by Varro to be of Etruscan origin. The English word perhaps was influenced by Middle High German balderich (which itself is from French).

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Definitions of baldric

baldric (n.)
a wide (ornamented) belt worn over the right shoulder to support a sword or bugle by the left hip;
Synonyms: baldrick
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