Definition of sabretache in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈsābərˌtaSH/


A flat satchel on long straps worn by some cavalry and horse artillery officers from the left of the waist-belt.
Example sentences
  • Commanders needed maps and notebooks, and the sabretache, hanging from the waist-belt, not only housed pen, ink, and paper but also provided a convenient writing surface.
  • Away to his left Roger Palmer was scribbling a note on the smooth surface of his sabretache.
  • Knowing myself too great a sinner to merit so sacred a morsel, I slipped it into my sabretache, and wish myself near E., whose innocence might allow her to eat it without sacrilege.


Early 19th century: from French, from German Säbeltasche, from Säbel 'saber' + Tasche 'pocket'.

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Syllabification: sa·bre·tache

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