noun sa·ber \ˈsā-bər\

: a long, heavy sword with a curved blade

: a lightweight sword that is used in fencing

Full Definition of SABER

:  a cavalry sword with a curved blade, thick back, and guard
a :  a light fencing or dueling sword having an arched guard that covers the back of the hand and a tapering flexible blade with a full cutting edge along one side and a partial cutting edge on the back at the tip — compare épée, foil
b :  the sport of fencing with the saber

Variants of SABER

sa·ber or sa·bre \ˈsā-bər\

Illustration of SABER

Origin of SABER

French sabre, modification of German dialect Sabel, from Middle High German, probably of Slavic origin; akin to Russian sablya saber
First Known Use: 1680

Other Weapons and Explosives Terms

automatic, carbine, cudgel, muzzle, rapier

Rhymes with SABER


transitive verb
sa·bered or sa·bredsa·ber·ing or sa·bring \-b(ə-)riŋ\

Definition of SABER

:  to strike, cut, or kill with a saber

Variants of SABER

saber or sabre

First Known Use of SABER

SABRE Defined for Kids


noun sa·ber \ˈsā-bər\

Definition of SABER for Kids

:  a long sword with a curved blade

Variants of SABER

sa·ber or sa·bre \ˈsā-bər\


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