a leather case suspended from a cavalryman's saddle

Word Origin for sabretache

C19: via French from German Säbeltasche sabre pocket
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Examples from the Web for sabretache

Historical Examples of sabretache

  • Having finished, he locked his room and put the key in his sabretache.

  • Now, look here'—as he spoke he drew from his sabretache five bills for one hundred pounds each; 'you see I am similarly prepared.

    Jack Hinton

    Charles James Lever

  • So the belt was taken off, sabretache and all, and the case opened to draw out that jacket.

    Draw Swords!

    George Manville Fenn

  • The yellow stripes down his legs and the sabre and sabretache were dazzling to Kettle, But an objection rose on the horizon.

    Betty at Fort Blizzard

    Molly Elliot Seawell

  • Denisov smiled, took out of his sabretache a handkerchief that diffused a smell of perfume, and put it to Nesvitski's nose.

    War and Peace

    Leo Tolstoy