shoulder loops

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Scope note
Roughly triangular cloth flaps on each shoulder of an officer's service uniform that extend inward from the sleeve seam, fasten by button near the collar, and bear an insignia of rank. Worn by army, airforce, and marine officers in the United States. For generally rectangular pieces of cloth worn at the shoulder on military uniforms and bearing an insignia of rank, use "shoulder straps."
shoulder loops
Accepted term: 08-Jul-2024