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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 ?
The escort were two mounted patriots in red caps and tri-coloured cockades, armed with national muskets and sabres, who rode one on either side of him.
They were armed with crooked sabres, having the hilt and baldric inlaid with gold, and matched with Turkish daggers of yet more costly workmanship.
We've played a fine game of guns and sabres here, I can tell you.
The guards who followed the young woman presented a violent contrast to her, armed as they were with naked sabres hung at their waists, and long damascened pistols, and bearing a corpse on a palanquin.
By the torchlight Dantes saw the glittering sabres and carbines of four gendarmes.
Of six hundred and eighty sabres stood fast to their salt - how many, think you?
It's a splendid back-scene for them, but I always have a kind of feeling that they would fight you with pasteboard sabres more than real, horrible swords.
Smallweed and a parting salutation to the scornful Judy, strides out of the parlour, clashing imaginary sabres and other metallic appurtenances as he goes.
A straggling group that had followed back one of the roads, as instructed, suddenly sprang away into the bushes as half a hundred horsemen thundered by them, striking wildly with their sabres as they passed.
The earth was carpeted with the slain, and a final charge of cavalry, with trampling of horses' hoofs, revolvers, and sabres, crushed the wounded into the ground.
But, even then, he galloped here and there, exhorting the people to disperse; and, although heavy stones were thrown at the men, and some were desperately cut and bruised, they had no orders but to make prisoners of such of the rioters as were the most active, and to drive the people back with the flat of their sabres.
He had left his country after some crash of debts, and now expressed his complete freedom from British etiquette by swinging about in uniform, sabre and spurs.