American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A heavy cavalry sword with a one-edged, slightly curved blade.
- n. A light dueling or fencing sword having an arched guard covering the hand and a tapered flexible blade with a cutting edge on one side and on the tip.
- v. To hit, injure, or kill with a saber.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A heavy sword having a single edge, and thickest at the back of the blade, tapering gradually toward the edge. It is usually slightly curved; but some cavalry sabers are perfectly straight. The saber may be considered as a modification of the Oriental simitar increased in weight and diminished in curvature, and differs from the typical sword, which is double-edged, with its greatest thickness in the middle of the blade.
- n. A soldier armed with a saber.
- To furnish with a saber.
- To strike or cut with a saber.
- n. alternative spelling of sabre.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A sword with a broad and heavy blade, thick at the back, and usually more or less curved like a scimiter; a cavalry sword.
- v. To strike, cut, or kill with a saber; to cut down, as with a saber.
- v. kill with a saber
- n. a fencing sword with a v-shaped blade and a slightly curved handle
- v. cut or injure with a saber
- n. a stout sword with a curved blade and thick back
- French sabre, from obsolete German sabel, from Middle High German, from Hungarian száblya, from szabni, to cut. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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