scabbard


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scab·bard

 (skăb′ərd)
n.
A sheath, as for a dagger, sword, or rifle.
tr.v. scab·bard·ed, scab·bard·ing, scab·bards
To put into or furnish with such a sheath.

[Middle English scauberc, scabbard, from Old French escauberc, possibly of Germanic origin; see sker- in Indo-European roots.]

scabbard

(ˈskæbəd)
n
(Arms & Armour (excluding Firearms)) a holder for a bladed weapon such as a sword or bayonet; sheath
[C13 scauberc, from Norman French escaubers (pl), of Germanic origin; related to Old High German skār blade and bergan to protect]

scab•bard

(ˈskæb ərd)

n.
1. a sheath for a sword or the like.
v.t.
2. to put into a scabbard; sheathe.
[1250–1300; Middle English scalburde, scauberge « dissimilated variant of Old High German *skārberga sword-protection.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.scabbard - a sheath for a sword or dagger or bayonetscabbard - a sheath for a sword or dagger or bayonet
sheath - a protective covering (as for a knife or sword)
Translations
غِمْد، قِراب
pochva
skede
غلافقرابنیام
huotratuppi
hüvely
slíîur
vagina
maksts
nožnica
baljaskida
kılıç kınıkın
bao kiếmvỏ

scabbard

[ˈskæbəd] Nvaina f, funda f

scabbard

[ˈskæbərd] nfourreau m

scabbard

nScheide f

scabbard

[ˈskæbəd] nfodero

scabbard

(ˈskӕbəd) noun
a case in which the blade of a sword is kept.
References in classic literature ?
Well, said the damsel, go ye into yonder barge and row your- self to the sword, and take it and the scabbard with you, and I will ask my gift when I see my time.
He bowed his head behind his master, and without stirring held hilt up over his right shoulder a long blade in a silver scabbard.
He held his sword drawn in his hand to defend himself, if I should happen to break loose; it was almost three inches long; the hilt and scabbard were gold enriched with diamonds.
A goodly sword hung at his side, its scabbard all embossed with tilting knights and weeping ladies.
Don Quixote took windmills for giants, and sheep for armies; D'Artagnan took every smile for an insult, and every look as a provocation--whence it resulted that from Tarbes to Meung his fist was constantly doubled, or his hand on the hilt of his sword; and yet the fist did not descend upon any jaw, nor did the sword issue from its scabbard.
At first sprouts out a kind of seed or capsula, of a shape not unlike the scabbard of a scimitar, which they cut, and place a vessel under, to receive the liquor that drops from it; this drink is called soro, and is clear, pleasant, and nourishing.
Porthos turned around like a lion, plunged on the dismounted cavalier, who tried to draw his sword; but before it was out of the scabbard, Porthos, with the hilt of his had struck him such a terrible blow on the head that he fell like an ox beneath the butcher's knife.
Gay was he, indeed, as Robin had said, and a fine figure he cut, for his doublet was of scarlet silk and his stockings also; a handsome sword hung by his side, the embossed leathern scabbard being picked out with fine threads of gold; his cap was of scarlet velvet, and a broad feather hung down behind and back of one ear.
He saw the helmet of hammered brass and the corroded breastplate of steel and the long straight sword in its scabbard and the ancient harquebus--mute testimonials to the mighty physique and the warlike spirit of him who had somehow won, thus illy caparisoned and pitifully armed, to the center of savage, ancient Africa; and he saw the slender English youth and the slight figure of the girl cast into the same fateful trap from which this giant of old had been unable to escape--cast there wounded and broken perhaps, if not killed.
Mousqueton had become so thin in two days that his clothes moved upon him like an ill- fitting scabbard in which the sword-blade dances at each motion.
he shouted, actually drawing his saber from its scabbard and flourishing it
I had had to discard my rifle before I commenced the rapid descent of the cliff, so that now I was armed only with a hunting knife, and this I whipped from its scabbard as Kho leaped toward me.