Definitions for scabbardˈskæb ərd
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a sheath for a sword or dagger or bayonet
The sheath of a sword.
Origin: From escalberc, of origin. See also hauberk
the case in which the blade of a sword, dagger, etc., is kept; a sheath
to put in a scabbard
Origin: [OE. scaubert, scauberk, OF. escaubers, escauberz, pl., scabbards, probably of German or Scan. origin; cf. Icel. sklpr scabbard, and G. bergen to conceal. Cf. Hauberk.]
A scabbard is a sheath for holding a sword, knife, or other large blade. Scabbards have been made of many materials over the millennia, including leather, wood, and metals such as brass or steel.
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
The sword of justice has no scabbard.
Give not thy tongue too great a liberty, lest it take thee prisoner. A word unspoken is like thy sword in thy scabbard; if vented, the sword is in another?s hand.* If thou desire to be held wise, be so wise as to hold thy tongue.
Translations for scabbard
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- غمد الخنجرArabic
- beinaCatalan, Valencian
- غلاف, نیام, قرابPersian
- huotra, tuppiFinnish
- fraighe, duilleScottish Gaelic
- 대검집, 칼집Korean
- канија, ножница, корицаMacedonian
- ножница, nožnicaSerbo-Croatian
- balja, skidaSwedish
- vỏ, bao kiếmVietnamese
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