If Bush was too quick to pull the trigger, Obama is reluctant ever to pull the gun out of its holster.
Every government in Delhi keeps a thermometer in its holster and calibrates its decibel levels according to ground temperature.
The man started to walk menacingly toward my partner, who then reached into his holster for his Smith & Wesson .38.
I took off the sheath, the holster, so to speak, of the taser and I loaded the taser.
Then he turned the muzzle aside, and uncocking the pistol, replaced it in its holster.
Twice he raised it, but the little fellow trotted along so cheerily that his heart failed him, and he returned it to the holster.
He was flat on his face again when suddenly he felt his automatic jerked from its holster and she sprang to her feet.
Swiftly he slid a revolver from its holster, and presented it to her, butt first.
"I do see, and you are right," said Marcel, as he replaced his weapon in its holster.
Dick carried the big gun in a holster, and William a coil of rope.
"leather case for a pistol," 1660s, probably from Old English heolster, earlier helustr "concealment, hiding place," from Proto-Germanic *hulfti- (cf. Old High German hulft "cover, case, sheath," Old Norse hulstr "case, sheath," Middle Dutch holster, German Holfster "holster"), from PIE *kel- "to cover, to hide" (see cell). Intermediate forms are wanting, and the modern word could as well be from the Norse or Dutch cognates.
by 1902, from holster (n.). Related: Holstered; holstering.