Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A sheath, as for a dagger, sword, or rifle.
  • transitive verb To put into or furnish with such a sheath.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A mangy, scabby person.
  • To sheathe, as a sword.
  • To provide with a scabbard or sheath; make a sheath for.
  • noun In printing, a scale-board.
  • noun A sheath; especially, a sheath for a sword or other similar weapon.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • transitive verb To put in a scabbard.
  • noun The case in which the blade of a sword, dagger, etc., is kept; a sheath.
  • noun (Zoöl.) a long, compressed, silver-colored tænioid fish (Lepidopus argyreus syn. Lepidopus caudatus), found on the European coasts, and more abundantly about New Zealand, where it is called frostfish and considered an excellent food fish.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The sheath of a sword.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a sheath for a sword or dagger or bayonet

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Middle English scauberc, scabbard, from Old French escauberc, possibly of Germanic origin; see sker- in Indo-European roots.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Anglo-Norman escalberc, of Germanic origin. See also hauberk

Examples

  • The sword scabbard is missing a piece, but again, I can always order a new one.

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  • But am I the only to notice that Jaime's scabbard is on the wrong hip?

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  • 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.

    Positioning your rifle scabbard on your hunting horse

  • 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.

    Positioning your rifle scabbard on your hunting horse

  • The sword scabbard is missing a piece, but again, I can always order a new one.

    I'm Almost Speechless...

  • I had first of all to return my sword into its scabbard, which is not the easiest thing to do at a gallop.

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  • I had first of all to return my sword into its scabbard, which is not the easiest thing to do at a gallop.

    MY EARLY LIFE

  • His pack, haversack, rifle, cartridge box and sword scabbard bounced and banged as he ran.

    Sharpe's Havoc

  • 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.

    Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah and Meccah

  • I had first of all to return my sword into its scabbard, which is not the easiest thing to do at a gallop.

    MY EARLY LIFE

Comments

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  • Do we need a list of sheaths? I can only think of scabbard and holster.

    August 5, 2016

  • Umm, condom.

    August 6, 2016