a fencing sword with a v-shaped blade and a slightly curved handle
cavalry sword, saber, sabre(verb)
a stout sword with a curved blade and thick back
cut or injure with a saber
kill with a saber
A light sword, sharp along the front edge, part of the back edge, and at the point.
A modern fencing sword modeled after the sabre.
To hit or kill with a sabre.
Origin: From sabre, from Säbel, from szablya, cognate with Danish sabel, Russian сабля, Serbo-Croatian сабља.
a sword with a broad and heavy blade, thick at the back, and usually more or less curved like a scimiter; a cavalry sword
to strike, cut, or kill with a saber; to cut down, as with a saber
Origin: [F. sabre, G. sbel; of uncertain origin; cf. Hung. szblya, Pol. szabla, Russ. sabla, and L. Gr. zabo`s crooked, curved.]
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.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
sā′bėr, n. a heavy one-edged sword, slightly curved towards the point, used by cavalry.—v.t. to wound or kill with a sabre.—ns. Sā′bre-bill, a South American bird: a curlew; Sā′bre-fish, the hair-tail or silver eel.—adj. Sā′bre-toothed, having extremely long upper canine teeth.—n. Sā′bre-wing, a humming-bird. [Fr. sabre—Ger. säbel, prob. from the Hung. szablya.]
bares, barse, baser, bears, saber
The numerical value of sabre in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of sabre in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
I'm not saying there won't be some sporadic violence, but simply we no longer have the conditions of 1968. During each crisis, people have sabre-rattling and said we will fall back into the past, I have never seen any evidence of that.
Whether or not it's mere sabre-rattling on North Korea's part the timing isn't great considering the current uncertainties in the geopolitical landscape, markets were already legging down on the Caixin services PMI, which showed deceleration in a growth sector. North Korea's provocation was just the cherry on top of a day when sentiment was already tarnished.
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- шабля, шашкаBelarusian
- sabreCatalan, Valencian
- sabre, sableBasque
- säilä, sapeliFinnish
- claidheamh cromScottish Gaelic
- cliwe markeeManx
- サーベル, サーブルJapanese
- ხმალი, ხმალაობაGeorgian
- kardas, palašasLithuanian
- hoari pikoMāori
- diltłishNavajo, Navaho
- сабля, шашкаRussian
- сабља, sabljaSerbo-Croatian
- шашка, шабляUkrainian
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