from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. metal lining of a scabbard's mouth

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In a sword-scabbard, the inner part of the mouthpiece, which holds the lining in place.


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  • She held her mouth slitted open in anguish so that in Inman's mind it resembled the sputcheon to a sword scabbard.

    Cold Mountain


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  • JM is just plain happy there is the word ‘sputcheon’ that he can draw upon

    April 10, 2009