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.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
skab′ard, n. the case in which the blade of a sword is kept: a sheath.—v.t. to provide with a sheath.—n. Scabb′ard-fish, a fish of the family Lepidopodidæ. [M. E. scauberk, prob. an assumed O. Fr. escauberc—Old High Ger. scala, a scale, bergan, to protect.]
The numerical value of scabbard in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of scabbard in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
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.
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Translations for scabbard
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- غمد الخنجرArabic
- beinaCatalan, Valencian
- غلاف, نیام, قرابPersian
- huotra, tuppiFinnish
- fraighe, duilleScottish Gaelic
- 대검집, 칼집, 집Korean
- канија, ножница, корицаMacedonian
- ножница, nožnicaSerbo-Croatian
- balja, skidaSwedish
- vỏ, bao kiếmVietnamese
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