Definition of scabbard in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈskabəd/


1A sheath for the blade of a sword or dagger, typically made of leather or metal: a ceremonial sword hung at his side in a gilded scabbard
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  • She produced a short dagger in a leather scabbard that tied to the belt.
  • She would have looked like the perfect Lady had it not been for the heavy black leather scabbard and sword belt that encircled a slender waist.
  • The sword was sheathed in a leather scabbard trimmed in silver.
1.1A sheath for a gun or other weapon or tool.


Middle English: from Anglo-Norman French escalberc, from a Germanic compound of words meaning 'cut' (related to shear) and 'protect' (related to the second element of hauberk).

Words that rhyme with scabbard


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