Definition of scabbard in English:

scabbard

Line breaks: scab|bard
Pronunciation: /ˈskabəd
 
/

noun

  • 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.

Origin

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).

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