shoulder patch

shoulder patch
shoul′der patch`
cvb a cloth identifying emblem worn on the upper sleeve of a uniform
Etymology: 1940–45

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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  • shoulder patch — a cloth emblem worn on the upper part of a sleeve of a uniform typically as identification of the organization to which the wearer is assigned. [1940 45] * * * …   Universalium

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