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holster

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noun hol·ster \ˈhōl-stər\

Simple Definition of holster

  • : a leather case that you wear on your body and that holds a small gun

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of holster

  1. :  a leather or fabric case for carrying a firearm on the person (as on the hip or chest), on a saddle, or in a vehicle; broadly :  a case for carrying a usually small item on the person <a knife holster> <a heart monitor carried in a hip holster>

Origin of holster

Dutch; akin to Old English heolstor cover, helan to conceal — more at hell


First Known Use: 1663

Rhymes with holster


HOLSTER Defined for Kids

holster

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noun hol·ster \ˈhōl-stər\

Definition of holster for Students

  1. :  a usually leather case in which a pistol is carried or worn





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