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
Recent Examples of holster from the Web
And then there were the Western-inspired, Cuban-heeled boots, the kind that typically require a ten-gallon hat or a holster of some kind to balance out.
Authorities say Benjamin Hornberger of Shippensburg, Pa., accidentally triggered his revolver which was inside a leg holster.
Kohlhepp picked out a bike to buy and, when the mechanic went into a back room to prepare it, Kohlhepp followed him and pulled a Beretta from his shoulder holster.
Before Castile finished that sentence, Yanez began pulling his weapon out of the holster.
And then, suddenly, Yanez pulls his service weapon from the holster, puts his hand into the driver’s-side window of the vehicle and fires off several shots.
At that moment, Yanez can be seen starting to pull his weapon from his holster with his right hand.
Before Castile finishes that sentence, Yanez has his hand on his own gun and is pulling it out of the holster.
The only thing your mouth is good for is being Vladimir Putin’s c— holster.
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HOLSTER Defined for English Language Learners
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
Definition of holster for Students
: a usually leather case in which a pistol is carried or worn
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