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scabbard

[ skab-erd ]
/ ˈskæb ərd /
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noun

a sheath for a sword or the like.

verb (used with object)

to put into a scabbard; sheathe.

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Origin of scabbard

1250–1300; Middle English scalburde, scauberge (compare Anglo-French escauberz, escauberge,Medieval Latin escauberca) ≪ dissimilated variant of Old High German *skārberga sword-protection. See shear, harbor

OTHER WORDS FROM scabbard

scab·bard·less, adjectiveun·scab·bard, verb (used with object)

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British Dictionary definitions for scabbard

scabbard
/ (ˈskæbəd) /

noun

a holder for a bladed weapon such as a sword or bayonet; sheath

Word Origin for scabbard

C13 scauberc, from Norman French escaubers (pl), of Germanic origin; related to Old High German skār blade and bergan to protect
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