What does holster mean?

Definitions for holster
ˈhoʊl stərhol·ster

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. holster(noun)

    a sheath (usually leather) for carrying a handgun

  2. holster(noun)

    a belt with loops or slots for carrying small hand tools

GCIDE

  1. Holster(n.)

    A leather case for a pistol, carried by a horseman at the bow of his saddle, or worn on the person suspended from a belt or shoulder strap.

    Etymology: [D. holster; skin to AS. heolstor den, cave, fr. helan to conceal, and to Icel. hulstr case, Goth. hulistr covering, veil, huljan to cover. 17. See Hele to cover, Hell, and cf. Housing, Houss.]

Wiktionary

  1. holster(Noun)

    A leather case into which a gun fits snugly and which attaches to a belt, strap, or saddle for safe transport.

  2. holster(Noun)

    A belt with loops or slots for carrying small tools or other equipment.

  3. holster(Verb)

    To put something in a holster

Webster Dictionary

  1. Holster(noun)

    a leather case for a pistol, carried by a horseman at the bow of his saddle

    Etymology: [D. holster; skin to AS. heolstor den, cave, fr. helan to conceal, and to Icel. hulstr case, Goth. hulistr covering, veil, huljan to cover. 17. See Hele to cover, Hell, and cf. Housing, Houss.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Holster

    hōl′stėr, n. the leathern case carried by a horseman at the forepart of the saddle for covering a pistol.—adj. Hol′stered. [Acc. to Skeat, from Dut. holster, a pistol-case—hullen, to cover, which is cog. with A.S. helan, to cover.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. holster

    A case or cover for a pistol, worn at the saddle-bow.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of holster in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of holster in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of holster in a Sentence

  1. Jannie Ligons:

    I kept begging, 'Sir, don't make me do this, don't make me do this, sir. Please. You're going to shoot me,' all I could see was my life flashing before my eyes and the holster on his right side.

  2. Vic Reynolds:

    At that point, the Atlanta officer reaches down and retrieves his weapon from his holster, discharges it, strikes Mr. Brooks there on the parking lot and he goes down.

  3. Robert Kroll:

    It was in the holster and he had physical control of the hand grip.

  4. South Alabama spokesman Bob Lowry:

    USAPD officers arrived at the location and following an on-site interview with a student wearing an empty gun holster, issued a campus judicial citation to the student, upon further investigation, it has been determined that the citation should not have been issued and it has been rescinded.

  5. Jannie Ligons:

    All I could see was my life flashing before my eyes and the holster on his right side.

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