- A holder for carrying a handgun or other firearm, typically made of leather and worn on a belt or under the arm.More example sentences
- Soon he realized men needed more powerful revolvers, but ones still easily carried in belt holsters.
- Instinctively, his hand went to his own gun, tucked away in the leather holster by his belt.
- One item was a belt, which attached to were two leather holsters.
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- Put (a gun) into its holster: he holstered the Browning before walking backMore example sentences
- The officer nodded again and holstering his gun, walked off.
- One mistake that can lead to an accidental discharge and possible injury to the shooter is holstering the gun with the finger on the trigger.
- Despite the pain, he turned around to see a man dressed in all black, holstering his gun then closing the door and locking it.
mid 17th century: corresponding to and contemporary with Dutch holster, of unknown origin.
More definitions of holsterDefinition of holster in:
- The US English dictionary