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From Middle English scabard, scauberde, scauberk, scauberke, from Anglo-Norman eschaubert, escalberc, of Germanic origin, perhaps from Frankish *skarberg (sheath, literally blade-protection), from Proto-Germanic *skēriz (blade, scissors) + *bergaz (shelter, protection, refuge). See also hauberk.

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Noun edit

scabbard (plural scabbards)

  1. The sheath of a sword.

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Verb edit

scabbard (third-person singular simple present scabbards, present participle scabbarding, simple past and past participle scabbarded)

  1. To put an object (especially a sword) into its scabbard.
    Suddenly he scabbarded his sabre.

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