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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.
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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
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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]
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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)
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Translations
قِراب، غِلاف
pouzdro na pistoli
hylsterpistolhylster
kotelotyökaluvyö
pisztolytáska
hulstur
dėklasmakštis
maksts
puzdro na pištoľ
tabanca kılıfı

holster

[ˈhəʊlstəʳ] Nfunda f de pistola
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holster

[ˈhəʊlstər] n (for gun)holstermétui m de revolver
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

holster

n(Pistolen)halfter nt or f
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

holster

[ˈhəʊlstəʳ] nfondina
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

holster

(ˈhoulstə) noun
the usually leather case for a pistol, usually worn on a person's hips.
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.
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