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saber

noun sa·ber \ˈsā-bər\

Simple Definition of saber

  • : a long, heavy sword with a curved blade

  • : a lightweight sword that is used in fencing

Full Definition of saber

  1. 1 :  a cavalry sword with a curved blade, thick back, and guard

  2. 2a :  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, foilb :  the sport of fencing with the saber

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Variants of saber

or sa·bre play \ˈsā-bər\

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

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Rhymes with saber


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saber

transitive verb sa·ber

Definition of saber

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

  1. :  to strike, cut, or kill with a saber



1790

First Known Use of saber

1790

Variants of saber

or sabre


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