sabre


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sa·bre

 (sā′bər)
n. & v. Chiefly British
Variant of saber.

sabre

(ˈseɪbə) or

saber

n
1. (Arms & Armour (excluding Firearms)) a stout single-edged cavalry sword, having a curved blade
2. (Fencing) a sword used in fencing, having a narrow V-shaped blade, a semicircular guard, and a slightly curved hand
3. (Military) a cavalry soldier
vb
(Arms & Armour (excluding Firearms)) (tr) to injure or kill with a sabre
[C17: via French from German (dialect) Sabel, from Middle High German sebel, perhaps from Magyar száblya; compare Russian sablya sabre]

sa•bre

(ˈseɪ bər)

n., v.t. -bred, -bring.
Chiefly Brit. saber.

Sabre

 a cavalry unit, 1829.
Example: sabres and bayonets of the fields, 1829.

sabre


Past participle: sabred
Gerund: sabring

Imperative
sabre
sabre
Present
I sabre
you sabre
he/she/it sabres
we sabre
you sabre
they sabre
Preterite
I sabred
you sabred
he/she/it sabred
we sabred
you sabred
they sabred
Present Continuous
I am sabring
you are sabring
he/she/it is sabring
we are sabring
you are sabring
they are sabring
Present Perfect
I have sabred
you have sabred
he/she/it has sabred
we have sabred
you have sabred
they have sabred
Past Continuous
I was sabring
you were sabring
he/she/it was sabring
we were sabring
you were sabring
they were sabring
Past Perfect
I had sabred
you had sabred
he/she/it had sabred
we had sabred
you had sabred
they had sabred
Future
I will sabre
you will sabre
he/she/it will sabre
we will sabre
you will sabre
they will sabre
Future Perfect
I will have sabred
you will have sabred
he/she/it will have sabred
we will have sabred
you will have sabred
they will have sabred
Future Continuous
I will be sabring
you will be sabring
he/she/it will be sabring
we will be sabring
you will be sabring
they will be sabring
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been sabring
you have been sabring
he/she/it has been sabring
we have been sabring
you have been sabring
they have been sabring
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been sabring
you will have been sabring
he/she/it will have been sabring
we will have been sabring
you will have been sabring
they will have been sabring
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been sabring
you had been sabring
he/she/it had been sabring
we had been sabring
you had been sabring
they had been sabring
Conditional
I would sabre
you would sabre
he/she/it would sabre
we would sabre
you would sabre
they would sabre
Past Conditional
I would have sabred
you would have sabred
he/she/it would have sabred
we would have sabred
you would have sabred
they would have sabred
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sabre - a fencing sword with a v-shaped blade and a slightly curved handlesabre - 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.sabre - a stout sword with a curved blade and thick backsabre - 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.sabre - cut or injure with a saber
cut - separate with or as if with an instrument; "Cut the rope"
2.sabre - 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
šavle
sabel
säiläsapeli
sablja
szablya
riddarasverî
サーブルサーベル
zobens
sabel
süvari kılıcı

sabre

saber (US) [ˈseɪbəʳ] Nsable m

sabre

[ˈseɪbər] (British) saber (US) nsabre msabre rattling (British) saber rattling (US) ntentatives fpl d'intimidation

sabre

, (US) saber
nSäbel m

sabre

, (US) saber:
sabre cut
nSäbelhiebwunde f; (duelling fraternity) → Schmiss m
sabre-rattler
nSäbelrassler(in) m(f)
sabre-rattling
nSäbelrasseln nt
sabre-toothed tiger
nSäbelzahntiger m

sabre

saber (Am) [ˈseɪbəʳ] nsciabola

sabre

(American) saber (ˈseibə) noun
a type of curved sword, used by cavalry.
References in classic literature ?
Herman was an ancient warrior, whose face was marked with sears inflicted by the sabre of the Moslemah, and had great rank and consideration among his brethren.
Livesey, and the rest of these gentlemen having asked me to write down the whole particulars about Treasure Island, from the beginning to the end, keeping nothing back but the bearings of the island, and that only because there is still treasure not yet lifted, I take up my pen in the year of grace 17 and go back to the time when my father kept the Admiral Benbow inn and the brown old seaman with the sabre cut first took up his lodging under our roof.
No," said the genius, "I shall kill you as you killed my son," and so saying, he seized the merchant by the arm, threw him on the ground, and lifted his sabre to cut off his head.
If you can get in you'll be a clever trooper," replied the officer, without turning his head or ceasing to slice off with his sabre the bark of the logs of which the house was built.
But can you sing standing on your head, with a top spinning on your left foot, and a sabre balanced on your right?
How he loves the bravo of Chao with his sabre from the Chinese Sheffield of Wu, "with the surface smooth as ice and dazzling as snow, with his saddle broidered with silver upon his white steed; who when he passes, swift as the wind, may be said to resemble a shooting star
I shot two with my double-barrelled gun, and two more with my pistols, but I was then disarmed, and two were still left; one seized me by the hair (that is why I now wear it so short, for no one knows what may happen), the other swung a yataghan, and I already felt the cold steel on my neck, when this gentleman whom you see here charged them, shot the one who held me by the hair, and cleft the skull of the other with his sabre.
The sign was suspended from a common ale-house post, and represented the figure of a horseman, armed with sabre and pistols, and surmounted by a bear-skin cap, with a fiery animal that he bestrode “rampant.
Next morning the priest was in a very bad temper, but the lama was quite happy; and Kim had enjoyed a most interesting evening with the old man, who brought out his cavalry sabre and, balancing it on his dry knees, told tales of the Mutiny and young captains thirty years in their graves, till Kim dropped off to sleep.
The mess rose joyously as he thrust forward the hilt of his sabre in token of fealty for the colonel of the White Hussars to touch, and dropped into a vacant chair amid shouts of: "Rung ho, Hira Singh
On the front page of the illustrated paper I saw lying on a table near me, he looked picturesque enough, seated on a boulder, a big strong man with a square-cut beard, his hands resting on the hilt of a cavalry sabre - and all around him a landscape of savage mountains.
Which one might not undo without a sabre, If one could merely comprehend the plot.