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saber

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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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

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

sabre

Origin and Etymology 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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saber

transitive verb sa·ber

Definition of saber

sabered

or

sabred

sabering

or

sabring

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


SABER Defined for Kids

saber

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noun sa·ber \ˈsā-bər\

Definition of saber for Students

  1. :  a long sword with a curved blade



Variants of saber

or

sabre

\ˈsā-bər\

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