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
The only thing your mouth is good for is being Vladimir Putin's c--- holster.
A man later identified as Jason Granger demanded money and displayed a holster in his waistband, police said.
Price allegedly jumped on top of the guard and tried several times to remove his gun from his holster.
At one point, Joseph refused to let go of one officer's service-weapon holster, according to police.
Most tap idly at their phones; some carry their devices in belt-clip holsters.
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Origin and Etymology of holster
Dutch; akin to Old English heolstor cover, helan to conceal — more at hell
First Known Use: 1663
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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