Bal"dric(), n. [OE. baudric, bawdrik, through OF. (cf. F. baudrier and LL. baldringus, baldrellus), from OHG. balderich, cf. balz, palz, akin to E. belt. See Belt, n.] A broad belt, sometimes richly ornamented, worn over one shoulder, across the breast, and under the opposite arm; it is used to support a sword or bugle by the left hip; less properly, any belt.
[1913 Webster + WordNet 1.5]
A radiant baldric o'er his shoulder tiedPope.
Sustained the sword that glittered at his side.
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