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Bowie knife and sheath

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Anglo-Norman escalberc, of Germanic origin. See also hauberk

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

scabbard (plural scabbards)

  1. The sheath of a sword.
    • 1918, Edgar Rice Burroughs, The Land That Time Forgot Chapter IX
      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.

TranslationsEdit

VerbEdit

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.

Further readingEdit

  • scabbard” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary, 2001–2018.