What does scabbard mean?

Definitions for scabbardˈskæb ərd

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word scabbard.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. scabbard(noun)

    a sheath for a sword or dagger or bayonet


  1. scabbard(Noun)

    The sheath of a sword.

  2. Origin: From escalberc, of origin. See also hauberk

Webster Dictionary

  1. Scabbard(noun)

    the case in which the blade of a sword, dagger, etc., is kept; a sheath

  2. Scabbard(verb)

    to put in a scabbard

  3. 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.]


  1. Scabbard

    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

  1. Scabbard

    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.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of scabbard in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of scabbard in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Antione De Riveral:

    The sword of justice has no scabbard.

  2. Francis Quarles:

    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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