sabretache

noun
sa·​bre·​tache | \ˈsābə(r)ˌtash, ˈsab-, -taash, -taish\
plural -s

Definition of sabretache 

: a flat leather case formerly worn suspended on the left from the saber belt by men of some cavalry units

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History and Etymology for sabretache

French, from German säbeltasche, from säbel saber (from Middle High German sabel, sebel) + tasche pocket, from Old High German tasca purse, from (assumed) Vulgar Latin tasca task, remuneration

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