What does scabbard mean?

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ˈskæb ərdscab·bard

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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.]

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. scabbard

    Is the sheath for a sword or bayonet, at once to render the weapon harmless and to protect it from damp. It was usually made of black leather, tipped, mouthed, and ringed with metal, but is now generally made of bronzed steel. The cavalry wear scabbards of polished steel. These better sustain the friction against the horses’ accoutrements, but are objectionable from their noisiness, and the consequent impossibility of surprising an enemy. The sword-scabbard is suspended to the belt by two rings; the bayonet-scabbard hooks into a frog in connection with the waist-belt.

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  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

Examples of scabbard in a Sentence

  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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