holster

noun hol·ster \ ˈhōl-stər \
Updated on: 12 Dec 2017

Definition of holster

: 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

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Origin and Etymology of holster

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


HOLSTER Defined for English Language Learners

holster

noun

Definition of holster for English Language Learners

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


HOLSTER Defined for Kids

holster

noun hol·ster \ ˈhōl-stər \

Definition of holster for Students

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


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