scabbard

noun scab·bard \ ˈska-bərd \
|Updated on: 18 Jun 2018

Definition of scabbard

: a sheath for a sword, dagger, or bayonet

scabbard

transitive verb

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Origin and Etymology of scabbard

Middle English scauberc, scaubert, from Anglo-French escalberc

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SCABBARD Defined for English Language Learners

scabbard

Definition of scabbard for English Language Learners

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


SCABBARD Defined for Kids

scabbard

noun scab·bard \ ˈska-bərd \

Definition of scabbard for Students

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


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