Definitions

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  • n. A fencer who fights with a sabre.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • "sabreur," -- an expression applied by soldiers to the commonest sort of courage in their superior officers, while denying that they possess the requisite qualities of a commander.

    The Celibates

  • As so often in the past, I was the victim of my own glorious and entirely unearned reputation - Flashy, the hero of Jallalabad, the last man out of the Kabul retreat and the first man into the Balaclava battery, the beau sabreur of the Light Cavalry, Queen's Medal, Thanks of Parliament, darling of the mob, with a liver as yellow as yesterday's custard, if they'd only known it.

    Fiancée

  • Accordingly, most of Alte Fritz's cavalry is now classified as Veteran cavalry, but they have had trouble holding their own against that beau sabreur of the French army, Le Comte de Chevert Bill Protz.

    Archive 2007-08-01

  • Luckily the boyfriend seems kind and caring - he even lets me stab him with an epee from time to time, although he is mainly a sabreur.

    You're bisexual becuase I care: No boys till 18

  • And by way of prelude, there not improbably awaited me, at my inn, another encounter, perhaps, this time, not so lucky, with the grotesque sabreur.

    The Room in the Dragon Volant

  • I didn't need to pitch him a tale, much less the truth; you see, to him, Comber was the British Admiralty's beau sabreur in the war against the slave trade; that was how he'd thought of me ten years ago, as a man of intrigue and mystery, and he'd not expect explanation from me now.

    Flashman and the angel of the lord

  • They looked at each other, blushing and respectful in the presence of the celebrated beau sabreur.

    Flashman And The Dragon

  • As so often in the past, I was the victim of my own glorious and entirely unearned reputation — Flashy, the hero of Jallalabad, the last man out of the Kabul retreat and the first man into the Balaclava battery, the beau sabreur of the Light Cavalry, Queen's Medal, Thanks of Parliament, darling of the mob, with a liver as yellow as yesterday's custard, if they'd only known it.

    Flashman In The Great Game

  • The popular image—disseminated by many a romantic battle painting of the mid-nineteenth-century—of the gallant French “beau sabreur” cavalry general charging into action several hundred yards ahead of his spurring squadrons presents an appealing if militarily inaccurate picture of what actually took place on such exciting occasions.

    THE CAMPAIGNS OF NAPOLEON

  • Woodbury Kane -- social leader, Fortune's favorite, aristocratic, refined, cultured, wealthy, _haut ton de haut ton_, and _sabreur sans peur et sans reproche_ -- how shall I paint him to you as I learned to know him in those dreadful, delightful seventeen days in which we lived only from instant to instant, and every man unconsciously bared his soul to his comrades because he could not help it?

    History of the Gatling Gun Detachment

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