Definitions for sabreˈseɪ bər

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

sa•breˈseɪ bər(n.; v.t.)-bred, -bring.

  1. Chiefly Brit.

    Category: British

    Ref: saber .

Princeton's WordNet

  1. saber, sabre(noun)

    a fencing sword with a v-shaped blade and a slightly curved handle

  2. cavalry sword, saber, sabre(verb)

    a stout sword with a curved blade and thick back

  3. sabre, saber(verb)

    cut or injure with a saber

  4. saber, sabre(verb)

    kill with a saber

Wiktionary

  1. sabre(Noun)

    A light sword, sharp along the front edge, part of the back edge, and at the point.

  2. sabre(Noun)

    A modern fencing sword modeled after the sabre.

  3. sabre(Verb)

    To hit or kill with a sabre.

  4. Origin: From sabre, from Säbel, from szablya, cognate with Danish sabel, Russian сабля, Serbo-Croatian сабља.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sabre(noun)

    a sword with a broad and heavy blade, thick at the back, and usually more or less curved like a scimiter; a cavalry sword

  2. Sabre(verb)

    to strike, cut, or kill with a saber; to cut down, as with a saber

  3. Sabre

    see Saber

Freebase

  1. Sabre

    The sabre or saber is a kind of backsword that usually has a curved, single-edged blade and a rather large hand guard, covering the knuckles of the hand as well as the thumb and forefinger. Although sabres are typically thought of as curved-bladed slashing weapons, those used by the world's heavy cavalry often had straight and even double-edged blades more suitable for thrusting. The length of sabres varied, and most were carried in a scabbard hanging from a shoulder belt known as a baldric or from a waist-mounted sword belt, usually with slings of differing lengths to permit the scabbard to hang below the rider's waist level. Exceptions not intended for personal carry include the Patton saber adopted by the United States Army in 1913 and always mounted to the cavalryman's saddle.


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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

sabre(noun)

a type of curved sword, used by cavalry.

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