scabbard

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noun scab·bard \ˈska-bərd\

Definition of scabbard

  1. :  a sheath for a sword, dagger, or bayonet

scabbard

transitive verb

Origin and Etymology of scabbard

Middle English scauberc, scaubert, from Anglo-French escalberc


First Known Use: 13th century

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SCABBARD Defined for English Language Learners

scabbard

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noun scab·bard \ˈska-bərd\

Definition of scabbard for English Language Learners

  • : a protective case for a sword that covers the blade


SCABBARD Defined for Kids

scabbard

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noun scab·bard \ˈska-bərd\

Definition of scabbard for Students

  1. :  a protective case or sheath for the blade of a sword or dagger


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