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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 periodicals archive ?
The holster has a vertical cant and covers up the trigger guard while still allowing a full grip on the pistol during drawing and holstering.
By having multiple layers, it may be possible to ensure a comfortable experience for the user while maintaining a professional appearance and holstering capability," the official U.
Granted, aficionados of fine leather may scoff at the simple design of a CrossBreed holster, but in my book, combining the concealment and comfort of leather with the ease of draw and positive holstering attributes of Kydex is a beautiful thing.
The holster is a combination of simplicity and function starting with the back tab of the holster that keeps the holster tight up against your body, premium leather and a pocket that stays open for easy 1-hand holstering.
While holstering isn't particularly exciting, it is critically important.
The SLS (Self-Locking System) required only a flip of the officer's finger to re-lock its rotating hood during emergency holstering, and the ALS (Automatic Locking System) as its name implies, automatically locks the gun in the holster when fully re-inserted.