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Webster 1913 Edition


Sabre

{

Sa′ber

,

Sa′bre

}
,
Noun.
[F.
sabre
, G.
säbel
; of uncertain origin; cf. Hung.
száblya
, Pol.
szabla
, Russ.
sabla
, and L. Gr.
ζαβόσ
crooked, curved.]
A sword with a broad and heavy blade, thick at the back, and usually more or less curved like a scimiter; a cavalry sword.
Saber fish
, or
Sabre fish
(Zool.)
,
the cutlass fish.
{

Sa′ber

,

Sa′bre

}
,
Verb.
T.
[
imp. & p. p.
Sabered
or
Sabred
;
p. pr. & vb. n.
Sabering
or
Sabring
.]
[Cf. F.
sabrer
.]
To strike, cut, or kill with a saber; to cut down, as with a saber.
You send troops to
saber
and bayonet us into submission.
Burke.

Sa′bre

,
Noun.
&
Verb.
See
Saber
.

Webster 1828 Edition


Sabre

SABRE

,
Noun.
A sword or cimitar with a broad and heavy blade, thick at the back, and a little falcated or hooked at the point; a faulchion.

Definition 2022


sabre

sabre

See also: sabré and Sâbre

English

Alternative forms

Noun

sabre (plural sabres)

  1. (Britain, Canada) A light sword, sharp along the front edge, part of the back edge, and at the point.
  2. (Britain, Canada, fencing) A modern fencing sword modeled after the sabre.

Usage notes

This spelling has become relatively common in the United States due to the Buffalo Sabres hockey team as well as the occasional tendency to use British spellings for archaic nouns (compare theater versus theatre).

Translations

Verb

sabre (third-person singular simple present sabres, present participle sabring, simple past and past participle sabred)

  1. (Britain, Canada, transitive) To hit or kill with a sabre.

Quotations

  • For usage examples of this term, see Citations:sabre.

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Anagrams


Asturian

Noun

sabre m (plural sabres)

  1. Alternative form of sable

Basque

Alternative forms

Noun

sabre

  1. sabre, saber

Catalan

Etymology

From French sabre, from German Säbel.

Noun

sabre m (plural sabres)

  1. sabre

French

Etymology

From German Säbel.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /sabʁ/

Noun

sabre m (plural sabres)

  1. a single-edged sword
  2. the force, arms
  3. cutlassfish

Anagrams


Portuguese

Etymology

From French sabre, from German Säbel, from Hungarian szablya.

Pronunciation

Noun

sabre m (plural sabres)

  1. sabre (military weapon)
  2. sabre (fencing weapon)

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