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sa·ber

 (sā′bər)
n.
1. A heavy cavalry sword with a one-edged, slightly curved blade.
2. A light dueling or fencing sword having an arched guard covering the hand and a tapered flexible blade with a cutting edge on one side and on the tip.
tr.v. sa·bered, sa·ber·ing, sa·bers
1. To hit, injure, or kill with a saber.
2. To remove the tip of (a Champagne bottle) by swiping a saber or similar instrument along the bottle's seam until it hits the lip at the bottle's tip. The pressure inside the bottle causes the tip of the glass and the cork to shoot off together.

[French sabre, from obsolete German sabel, from Middle High German, from Hungarian szablya, perhaps (probably via a word in a Turkic language akin to Kyrgyz selebe) ultimately of Tungusic origin; akin to Manchu seleme, dagger, from sele, iron.]

saber

(ˈseɪbə)
n, vb
1. (Arms & Armour (excluding Firearms)) the US spelling of sabre
2. (Fencing) the US spelling of sabre
3. (Military) the US spelling of sabre

sa•ber

(ˈseɪ bər)

n.
1. a one-edged sword, usu. slightly curved, used esp. by cavalry.
2. a soldier armed with such a sword.
3.
a. a fencing sword having two cutting edges and a blunt point.
b. the art or sport of fencing with the saber.
v.t.
4. to strike, wound, or kill with a saber.
[1670–80; < French sabre, sable < German Sabel, ultimately < Polish szabla]
sa′ber•like`, adj.

saber


Past participle: sabered
Gerund: sabering

Imperative
saber
saber
Present
I saber
you saber
he/she/it sabers
we saber
you saber
they saber
Preterite
I sabered
you sabered
he/she/it sabered
we sabered
you sabered
they sabered
Present Continuous
I am sabering
you are sabering
he/she/it is sabering
we are sabering
you are sabering
they are sabering
Present Perfect
I have sabered
you have sabered
he/she/it has sabered
we have sabered
you have sabered
they have sabered
Past Continuous
I was sabering
you were sabering
he/she/it was sabering
we were sabering
you were sabering
they were sabering
Past Perfect
I had sabered
you had sabered
he/she/it had sabered
we had sabered
you had sabered
they had sabered
Future
I will saber
you will saber
he/she/it will saber
we will saber
you will saber
they will saber
Future Perfect
I will have sabered
you will have sabered
he/she/it will have sabered
we will have sabered
you will have sabered
they will have sabered
Future Continuous
I will be sabering
you will be sabering
he/she/it will be sabering
we will be sabering
you will be sabering
they will be sabering
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been sabering
you have been sabering
he/she/it has been sabering
we have been sabering
you have been sabering
they have been sabering
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been sabering
you will have been sabering
he/she/it will have been sabering
we will have been sabering
you will have been sabering
they will have been sabering
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been sabering
you had been sabering
he/she/it had been sabering
we had been sabering
you had been sabering
they had been sabering
Conditional
I would saber
you would saber
he/she/it would saber
we would saber
you would saber
they would saber
Past Conditional
I would have sabered
you would have sabered
he/she/it would have sabered
we would have sabered
you would have sabered
they would have sabered
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.saber - a fencing sword with a v-shaped blade and a slightly curved handlesaber - a fencing sword with a v-shaped blade and a slightly curved handle
fencing - the art or sport of fighting with swords (especially the use of foils or epees or sabres to score points under a set of rules)
fencing sword - a sword used in the sport of fencing
2.saber - a stout sword with a curved blade and thick backsaber - a stout sword with a curved blade and thick back
scimitar - a curved oriental saber; the edge is on the convex side of the blade
sword, steel, blade, brand - a cutting or thrusting weapon that has a long metal blade and a hilt with a hand guard
Verb1.saber - cut or injure with a saber
cut - separate with or as if with an instrument; "Cut the rope"
2.saber - kill with a saber
kill - cause to die; put to death, usually intentionally or knowingly; "This man killed several people when he tried to rob a bank"; "The farmer killed a pig for the holidays"
Translations

sabre

(American) saber (ˈseibə) noun
a type of curved sword, used by cavalry.
References in classic literature ?
With ingenuous frankness he spoke of what a wicked, ill-disciplined boy he had been, and impulsively drew up his cuff to exhibit upon his wrist the scar from a saber cut which he had received in a duel outside of Paris when he was nineteen.
asked a dragoon, with his saber run through a goose which he was taking to be cooked.
Stop a bit," said the dragoon, placing his saber like a spit upon the two large iron dogs which held the firebrands in the chimney, "stop a bit, I am in it.
He carried a short, heavy spear, and at his side swung a weapon that at first so astonished the ape-man that he could scarcely believe the evidence of his senses--a heavy saber in a leather-covered scabbard.
His gestures indicated numerous references to the lions surrounding them, and once he touched his spear with the forefinger of his left hand and twice he struck the saber at his hip.
To right and left fell the mighty bull whip cutting down men with all the force and dispatch of a steel saber.
With the instinct of the true cavalryman and a particular indisposition to the discharge of firearms, he drew his saber.
Right patiently they waited, sabers drawn, but Dunning did not come.
Appeared a rusty, steel-scabbarded saber of the heavy type carried by cavalry officers in Civil War days.
At the same time several others of them walked around in front of me, and, to my astonishment, I found myself looking upon uniformed soldiery, armed with rifles, revolvers, and sabers, but with faces as black as coal.
We are fortunate that we could include the algorithm in this release," explained Liz Bross, Saber LAN Workstation product manager.
Upon completion of the transaction, the Covansys State and Local Government Practice will be merged into Saber, which is majority-owned by Accel-KKR, and the combined company will operate under the Saber brand.