holster

noun
hol·​ster | \ ˈhōl-stər How to pronounce holster (audio) \

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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The officer removed his service weapon from his holster, pointed it at Young and commanded him to drop his weapon, prosecutors said. Washington Post, "Prosecutors won’t press charges against off-duty D.C. officer who killed a man in gunfire exchange," 3 July 2019 Shanafelt, balancing on a walking cane, then began to pull a gun out of her holster, according to the article. AZCentral.com, "Police shootings in Arizona," 19 June 2019 Elgin Police Officer Thomas Coffield testified Wednesday about how the items were located and demonstrated for the jury how magazine fits into the gun and how the gun and holster fit together. Janelle Walker, Elgin Courier-News, "Elgin man says shooting was self-defense, not murder, as case goes to jury," 10 May 2018 Sepeda’s blood was found on the gun, magazine and holster, according to the testimony from a forensic scientist with the Illinois State Police Crime Lab in Rockford. Janelle Walker, Elgin Courier-News, "Elgin man says shooting was self-defense, not murder, as case goes to jury," 10 May 2018 Lieutenant Carlos Lara of the Nashville police said Reinking was carrying a backpack that contained a handgun, ammunition, and a holster. Alan Blinder, BostonGlobe.com, "Waffle House slaying suspect arrested after massive manhunt," 23 Apr. 2018 Police have said Bishop was dancing at the downtown club on June 2 when the gun fell from the agent's waistband holster onto the floor. Fox News, "FBI agent who dropped gun while dancing turns himself in," 12 June 2018 Police have said Bishop was dancing at the downtown Mile High Spirits Distillery and Tasting Bar on June 2 when the gun fell out of his waistband holster onto the floor. Samuel Chamberlain, Fox News, "FBI agent who accidentally fired gun while dancing charged with assault," 2 Oct. 2018 While the Samsung Notebook 9 Pro does ship with a Samsung Active Pen stylus, there doesn’t seem to be any built-in holster to store it in, unlike the related Samsung Notebook 9 Pen laptop. Mark Hachman, PCWorld, "Samsung's stylish Notebook 9 Pro adds Intel's Whiskey Lake CPU and Thunderbolt ports," 7 Jan. 2019

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First Known Use of holster

1663, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for holster

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

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holster

noun

English Language Learners Definition of holster

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

holster

noun
hol·​ster | \ ˈhōl-stər How to pronounce holster (audio) \

Kids Definition of holster

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

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