noun scab·bard \ˈska-bərd\

: a protective case for a sword that covers the blade

Full Definition of SCABBARD

:  a sheath for a sword, dagger, or bayonet
scabbard transitive verb

Origin of SCABBARD

Middle English scauberc, scaubert, from Anglo-French escalberc
First Known Use: 13th century

Other Weapons and Explosives Terms

automatic, carbine, cudgel, muzzle, rapier

Rhymes with SCABBARD

SCABBARD Defined for Kids


noun scab·bard \ˈska-bərd\

Definition of SCABBARD for Kids

:  a protective case or sheath for the blade of a sword or dagger


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