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hol·ster

 (hōl′stər)
n.
1. A case of leather or similar material into which a pistol fits snugly and which attaches to a belt, strap, or saddle so that it may be carried or transported.
2. A belt with loops or slots for carrying small tools or other equipment.
tr.v. hol·stered, hol·ster·ing, hol·sters
To put (a gun, for example) in a holster.

[Probably Dutch, alteration of holfter, hulfter, from Middle High German hulffter, case, sheath, quiver, covering, from hulft, from Old High German; see kel- in Indo-European roots.]

hol′stered adj.

holster

(ˈhəʊlstə)
n
1. (Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery) a sheathlike leather case for a pistol, attached to a belt or saddle
2. (Mountaineering) mountaineering a similar case for an ice axe or piton hammer
[C17: via Dutch holster from Germanic; compare Old Norse hulstr sheath, Old English heolstor darkness, Gothic hulistr cover]
ˈholstered adj

hol•ster

(ˈhoʊl stər)

n., v. -stered, -ster•ing. n.
1. a sheathlike case for a firearm attached to a belt, shoulder sling, or saddle.
v.t.
2. to put in a holster.
[1655–65; < Dutch; c. Old Norse hulstr sheath, Gothic hulistr]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.holster - a sheath (usually leather) for carrying a handgunholster - a sheath (usually leather) for carrying a handgun
sheath - a protective covering (as for a knife or sword)
shoulder holster - a holster worn over your shoulder so a gun can be concealed under your jacket
2.holster - a belt with loops or slots for carrying small hand tools
belt - a band to tie or buckle around the body (usually at the waist)
Translations
قِراب، غِلاف
pouzdro na pistoli
hylsterpistolhylster
kotelotyökaluvyö
pisztolytáska
hulstur
dėklasmakštis
maksts
puzdro na pištoľ
tabanca kılıfı

holster

[ˈhəʊlstəʳ] Nfunda f de pistola

holster

[ˈhəʊlstər] n (for gun)holstermétui m de revolver

holster

n(Pistolen)halfter nt or f

holster

[ˈhəʊlstəʳ] nfondina

holster

(ˈhoulstə) noun
the usually leather case for a pistol, usually worn on a person's hips.
References in classic literature ?
I never budged so much as an inch till that thunder- ng apparition had got within fifteen paces of me; then I snatched a dragoon revolver out of my holster, there was a flash and a roar, and the revolver was back in the holster before anybody could tell what had hap- pened.
It was well I did so, for the warrior drew an evil looking pistol from its holster and was on the point of putting an end to the creature when I sprang forward and struck up his arm.
Again I warn you, Sven--" and he tapped the revolver that swung in its holster at his hip.
And as he spoke he put his hand on the holster of his uncle's saddle-bow.
These ten men, clothed like manufacturers, have a good cutlass or a good musket at their saddle-bow, and a good pistol in the holster.
If he had followed up his advantage he would have had Mohammed Beyd at his mercy in another moment; but instead he tugged at his revolver to draw it from its holster, and Fate ordained that at that particular moment the weapon should stick in its leather scabbard.
As she had fallen, the holster had slipped around so that the weapon now lay beneath her.
With a single, lightning-like move she snatched the weapon from its holster, and at the same instant Rokoff turned back toward her, realizing his peril.
The leather of his harness was completely hidden beneath ornaments of platinum thickly set with brilliant diamonds, as were the scabbards of his swords and the ornate holster that held his long, Martian pistol.
The Englishman struck the fellow a frantic blow upon the neck and at the same time snatched his pistol from its holster.
He saw the move, glanced at the butt of the automatic where it protruded from its holster, and smiled.
Tarzan removed his rifle from its boot and loosened his revolver in its holster.