American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Chiefly British Variant of saber.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- See saber.
- n. UK, Canada A light sword, sharp along the front edge, part of the back edge, and at the point.
- n. UK, Canada, fencing A modern fencing sword modeled after the sabre.
- v. UK, Canada, transitive To hit or kill with a sabre.
GNU Webster's 1913
- See saber.
- v. cut or injure with a saber
- n. a stout sword with a curved blade and thick back
- n. a fencing sword with a v-shaped blade and a slightly curved handle
- v. kill with a saber
- From French sabre, from German Säbel, from Hungarian szablya, cognate with Danish sabel, Russian сабля, Serbo-Croatian сабља. (Wiktionary)
“He refrains from sabre-rattling with regard to Iran -- although I have no doubt the sabre is at the ready and will be unsheathed frequently on the campaign trail.”
“Responding to the latest pronouncements from Sinn Féin North Down DUP MLA Peter Weir reiterated that his party would not be bullied by what he termed sabre-rattling.”
“Becca was too young for the rec center class, but because her interest was piqued the family found a club where she could begin sabre instruction.”
“Well, the 1897 pattern sabre is a beaut - but more when I've tried it out properly, and had time to check its history.”
“So Windu's pretentiously-coloured sabre is finally being put to good use ...”
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“It's faster, it's shorter, Ward says of the sabre, which is associated with the swashbuckling aspects of fencing.”
“In tai chi class we're doing the broadsword sabre form now, don't know if I mentioned that.”
“Fighting with a sabre is a very different kettle of the piscine variety compared to the rapier.”
“The sabre was their weapon and they fought the swordsmen with their own skills.”
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