from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A sheath, as for a dagger or sword.
- transitive v. To put into or furnish with such a sheath.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The sheath of a sword.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The case in which the blade of a sword, dagger, etc., is kept; a sheath.
- transitive v. To put in a scabbard.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A sheath; especially, a sheath for a sword or other similar weapon.
- To sheathe, as a sword.
- To provide with a scabbard or sheath; make a sheath for.
- n. A mangy, scabby person.
- n. In printing, a scale-board.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a sheath for a sword or dagger or bayonet
Middle English scauberc, scabbard, from Old French escauberc, possibly of Germanic origin; see sker-1 in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Anglo-Norman escalberc, of Germanic origin. See also hauberk (Wiktionary)