American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A sheath, as for a dagger or sword.
- v. To put into or furnish with such a sheath.
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.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The case in which the blade of a sword, dagger, etc., is kept; a sheath.
- v. To put in a scabbard.
- n. a sheath for a sword or dagger or bayonet
- From Anglo-Norman escalberc, of Germanic origin. See also hauberk (Wiktionary)
- 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)
“Christian: Yeah you have to have a little angle or you can lose your rifle out either going up or down hill depending on which way the scabbard is positioned.”
“But am I the only to notice that Jaime's scabbard is on the wrong hip?”
“The sword scabbard is missing a piece, but again, I can always order a new one.”
“At the point of the scabbard is a round knob, and the weapon is so long, that a man when walking cannot swing his right arm.”
“I had first of all to return my sword into its scabbard, which is not the easiest thing to do at a gallop.”
“His pack, haversack, rifle, cartridge box and sword scabbard bounced and banged as he ran.”
“Lord Trok beat his sword scabbard against his bronze buckler, and shouted, 'Bak-her!”
“He picked up the sword scabbard from where it lay beside the bed.”
“ He stuffed his sword scabbard in his bags and hid them and the saddle.”
“He stuffed his sword scabbard in his bags and hid them and the saddle.”
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