- a sword having two cutting edges and a blunt point.
- the art or sport of fencing with the saber, with the target being limited to the head, trunk, and arms, and hits being made with the front edge and the upper part of the back edge of the sword and by thrusts.
verb (used with object)
- saber rattling,
- saber saw,
- saber shin,
- saber tibia,
Origin of saber
Examples from the Web for saber
It also may explain why there was no saber rattling on Syria on Sunday.Biden Serves Up 2016 Speculation With a Side of Steak|David Catanese|September 16, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Saber can appeal the ruling issued by a Cairo court after paying bail of 1,000 Egyptian pounds ($160).
If nothing else, Silvio Berlusconi knows how to rattle a saber.
Saber has been increasingly vocal in his opposition to both since they came to power.
Saber, however, is an outspoken atheist, according to his lawyer and friends.
In an attack he had wounded with the point of a saber a gigantic German who was threatening him with his bayonet.The Enemies of Women|Vicente Blasco Ibez
MacHenery slammed his saber into Winfree's, spinning the weapon out of his hand into the crowd.The Great Potlatch Riots|Allen Kim Lang
Mac jabbed the ram in the rear with his saber, and he came along all right, only a little too sudden.
He will then draw his saber, and place himself two paces in front of the center of the guard.Manual of Military Training|James A. Moss
I told him that the few people I should kill with a saber, would enjoy it just as well to be run through with a common saber.
type of single-edged sword, 1670s, from French sabre "heavy, curved sword" (17c.), alteration of sable (1630s), from German Sabel, Säbel, probably ultimately from Hungarian szablya "saber," literally "tool to cut with," from szabni "to cut."
The Balto-Slavic words (cf. Russian sablya, Polish szabla "sword, saber," Lithuanian shoble) perhaps also are from German. Italian sciabla seems to be directly from Hungarian. Saber-rattling "militarism" is attested from 1922. Saber-toothed cat (originally tiger) is attested from 1849.