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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
sabre
noun
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▪ Aging Zorro Peter Westbrook, 44, qualified for his sixth Olympic team in the fencing discipline of sabre.
▪ At his hip hung a massively heavy sabre with an ivory hilt.
▪ He flailed for balance with his sabre arm, then screamed because he saw the heavy sword coming at his throat.
▪ The ventral arm spines are more rugose than the dorsal ones and slightly curved or sabre shaped.
▪ The ventralmost arm spine may be curved or sabre shaped.
▪ Then Nigel Carew drew his sabre and thrust it into the hand of his youthful son and pushed him forward.
▪ Well, forget about his dagger, where was his sabre?
▪ William; masked, clad in white, grasping his sabre and suddenly lunging forward, one leg darting ahead.
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Sabre

Saber \Sa"ber\, Sabre \Sa"bre\, n. [F. sabre, G. s["a]bel; of uncertain origin; cf. Hung. sz['a]blya, Pol. szabla, Russ. sabla, and L. Gr. zabo`s crooked, curved.] A sword with a broad and heavy blade, thick at the back, and usually more or less curved like a scimiter; a cavalry sword.

Saber fish, or Sabre fish (Zo["o]l.), the cutlass fish.

Sabre

Saber \Sa"ber\, Sabre \Sa"bre\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Saberedor Sabred; p. pr. & vb. n. Sabering or Sabring.] [Cf. F. sabrer.] To strike, cut, or kill with a saber; to cut down, as with a saber.

You send troops to saber and bayonet us into submission.
--Burke.

Sabre

Sabre \Sa"bre\, n. & v. See Saber.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
sabre

see saber.

Wiktionary
sabre

n. 1 (context UK Canada English) A light sword, sharp along the front edge, part of the back edge, and at the point. 2 (context UK Canada fencing English) A modern fencing sword modeled after the sabre. vb. (context UK Canada transitive English) To hit or kill with a sabre.

WordNet
sabre
  1. n. a fencing sword with a v-shaped blade and a slightly curved handle [syn: saber]

  2. a stout sword with a curved blade and thick back [syn: cavalry sword, saber]

sabre
  1. v. cut or injure with a saber [syn: saber]

  2. kill with a saber [syn: saber]

Wikipedia
SaBRE

SaBRE (Supporting Britain's Reservists and Employers) is a government sponsored organisation established in 2002. It was set up "with the belief that if an employer understands the role of Reservists and is aware of the skills they develop their support for their Reserve Forces employees will be that much greater". It is a section of the Ministry of Defence.

SABRE (rocket engine)

SABRE (Synergistic Air-Breathing Rocket Engine) is a concept under development by Reaction Engines Limited for a hypersonic precooled hybrid air-breathing rocket engine. The engine is being designed to achieve single-stage-to-orbit capability, propelling the proposed Skylon spaceplane to low Earth orbit. SABRE is an evolution of Alan Bond's series of liquid air cycle engine (LACE) and LACE-like designs that started in the early/mid-1980s for the HOTOL project.

The design comprises a single combined cycle rocket engine with two modes of operation. The air-breathing mode combines a turbo- compressor with a lightweight air precooler positioned just behind the inlet cone. At high speeds this precooler cools the hot, ram-compressed air leading to a very high pressure ratio within the engine. The compressed air is subsequently fed into the rocket combustion chamber where it is ignited along with stored liquid hydrogen. The high pressure ratio allows the engine to provide high thrust at very high speeds and altitudes. The low temperature of the air permits light alloy construction to be employed and allow a very lightweight engine—essential for reaching orbit. In addition, unlike the LACE concept, SABRE's precooler does not liquefy the air, letting it run more efficiently.

After shutting the inlet cone off at Mach 5.14, 28.5 km altitude, the system continues as a closed-cycle high-performance rocket engine burning liquid oxygen and liquid hydrogen from on-board fuel tanks, potentially allowing a hybrid spaceplane concept like Skylon to reach orbital velocity after leaving the atmosphere on a steep climb.

An engine derived from the SABRE concept called Scimitar has been designed for the company's A2 hypersonic passenger jet proposal for the European Union-funded LAPCAT study.

Sabre (disambiguation)
  • A sabre is a type of sword.

Sabre, Sabres, or saber may refer to:

Sabre (Eclipse Comics)

Sabre (subtitled Slow Fade of an Endangered Species), published in August 1978, is one of the first modern graphic novels and the first to be distributed in comic book shops. Created by writer Don McGregor and artist Paul Gulacy, it was published by Eclipse Enterprises, whose eventual division Eclipse Comics would publish a spin-off comic-book series.

Sabre (tank)

Sabre is a variation of the Combat Vehicle Reconnaissance (Tracked), featuring the turret from a Fox reconnaissance vehicle mounted on the hull of a Scorpion.

This hybrid vehicle was introduced as a less expensive way of producing a similar vehicle to the FV107 Scimitar, but with a slightly lower profile turret. It was brought into service in 1995. During initial combat exercises, several flaws were identified. In particular, the vehicle lacked defensive capabilities. As such, modifications were made to the turret of the Sabre to include redesigned smoke grenade launchers and the L94A1 7.62 mm chain gun replacing the standard 7.62 mm general-purpose machine gun, for anti-personnel use. An ammunition hopper sits on the side of the machine gun allowing the weapon to be more quickly reloaded than a belt-fed machine gun.

The marriage of the Fox turret and Scorpion chassis was not successful and Sabre was withdrawn from British Army service in 2004.

Sabre (computer system)

Sabre Global Distribution System (GDS), owned by Sabre Holdings, is used by more than 350,000 travel agents around the world with more than 400 airlines, 100,000 hotels, 25 car rental brands, 50 rail providers and 17 cruise lines. The Sabre GDS enables companies such as American Airlines, American Express, BCD Travel, Carlson Wagonlit Travel, Hogg Robinson Group (HRG), Expedia, Holiday Autos, Zuji, LastMinute, JetBlue, GetThere and Travelocity and past airlines such as Air Jamaica to search, price, book, and ticket travel services provided by airlines, hotels, car rental companies, rail providers and tour operators.

Sabre Holdings is a travel technology company serving airlines, hotels, online and offline travel agents and travel buyers. The company is organized into three business units:

  • Sabre Travel Network: global distribution system
  • Sabre Airline Solutions: airline technology
  • Sabre Hospitality Solutions: hotel technology solutions

The company is headquartered in Southlake, Texas, and has 10,000 employees in 60 locations around the world with datacenters in global locations.

Sabre (fencing)

The sabre is one of the three weapons of modern fencing, and is alternatively spelled saber in American English. The sabre differs from the other modern fencing weapons, the épée and foil, in that it is possible to score with the edge of the blade; for this reason, sabreur movements and attacks are very fast. For the other two weapons, valid touches are only scored using the point of the blade. Like the foil, but unlike the épée, sabre uses the convention of right-of-way to determine who acquires the touch.

The term sabreur refers to a male fencer who fences with a sabre. Sabreuse is the female equivalent.

Sabre (The Office)

"Sabre" is the 15th episode of the sixth season of the U.S. comedy series The Office and the show's 115th episode overall. It was written by Jennifer Celotta and directed by John Krasinski, which marks his television directorial debut. It originally aired in the United States on NBC on February 4, 2010.

The series—presented as if it were a real documentary—depicts the everyday lives of office employees in the Scranton, Pennsylvania, branch of the fictional Dunder Mifflin Paper Company. In the episode, Michael has difficulties accepting their new policies of Sabre and its CEO Jo Bennett (Kathy Bates). Michael goes to David Wallace for advice, but he finds David in a sad unemployed depression. Jim and Pam fail in their interview for a local daycare center. Both Erin and Andy wait for the other to make the next move. Beginning with this episode, Ed Helms is added to the opening credits.

Sabre (dinghy)

The Sabre Dinghy is a class single-handed sailboat that is 12'4" or 3.76 m long. The boat was designed in 1974 by Rex Fettell, who also designed the Minnow. As of May 2013 over 2,000 sail numbers have been issued.

In the 2012 Australian National Titles, there were 130 boats on the start line, making it one of the largest national championships to be held that year of any class boat in Australia. The first national championships were held at Lake Cootharaba in Queensland in 1979.

The boat is built in either fibreglass or as a composite (timber deck and fibreglass hull) or plywood by the stitch and glue method and weighs in at minimum of 41 kg (90 lbs).

The rig is simple and easily handled but still provides exciting performance in a breeze.

Being easy to sail and suited to all sailors of varying abilities, it is popular both with learners and the less physically strong sailors who find more powerful boats like the Laser overpowering.

In Australia the Sabre is sailed in over 36 clubs in the state of Victoria, where it is one of the most active supporters of Victorian Yachting Council activities. The fleets in Victoria are at Albert Park Yacht Club, Albert Sailing Club, Altona Yacht Club, Apollo Bay Sailing Club, Ballarat Yacht Club, Beaumaris Yacht Club, Bendigo Yacht Club, Black Rock Yacht Club, Blairgowrie Yacht Squadron, Cairn Curran Sailing Club, Carrum Sailing Club, Colac Yacht Club, Corio Bay Sailing Club, Cowes Yacht Club, Davey's Bay Yacht Club, Elwood Sailing Club, Flinders Yacht Club, Frankston Yacht Club, Gippsland Lakes Yacht Club, Hampton Sailing Club, Indented Head Yacht Club, Lake Boga Yacht Club, Latrobe Valley Yacht Club, Lysterfield Sailing Club, McCrae Yacht Club, Mordialloc Sailing Club, Mt Martha Yacht Club, Parkdale Yacht Club, Portarlington Sailing Club, Rye Yacht Club, Safety Beach Sailing Club, Somers Yacht Club, Sugarloaf Sailing Club, Westernport Yacht Club and Williamstown Sailing Club.

Strong fleets in South Australia are centred on the Brighton and Seacliff Yacht Club, Largs Bay Sailing Club, Murray Bridge Sailing Club, Port Augusta Yacht Club, Port River Sailing Club, Royal Port Pirie Yacht Club and Victor Harbor Yacht Club.

Western Australia has strong fleets sailing out of East Fremantle Yacht Club, Perth Dinghy Sailing Club, Maylands Yacht Club, Royal Perth Yacht Club, Safety Bay Yacht Club and Walpole Yacht Club.

Tasmania has fleets sailing out of Deviot Sailing Club, Lindisfarne Sailing Club, Midway Point Yacht Club and Montrose Bay Yacht Club.

The boat is also well represented in New South Wales with Connells Point Sailing Club, Richmond River Sailing Club, Woollahra Sailing Club, Twofold Bay YC and Wallagoot Lake Boat Club

Queensland has fleets at Maroochy Sailing Club, Richmond River Sailing Club (NSW) and the Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron. Tweed Valley Sailing Club (NSW) has a growing fleet. Sabre's can be found at Cleveland Yacht Club, Tin Can Bay Yacht Club, Southport Yacht Club and Lake Cootharaba Sailing Club. In the past Cleveland Yacht Club has had a large number of boats and even held the national championships in 2002, but interest in the boat has dropped off and now Maroochy Sailing Club and Royal Qld Yacht Squadron have the two largest fleets.

Australian Capital Territory sail out of the YMCA Sailing Club Canberra.

Sabre Dinghy National Champions

Year

National Champion

Boat #

Ladies Champion

Boat #

Venue

2016

Craig McPhee

1832

Lauren Keil

1691

Derwent Sailing Squadron Tas

2015

Mark Soulsby

2030

Laura Baker

1773

Adelaide Sailing Club SA

2014

Scott Olson

1897

Laura Baker

1773

Perth Dinghy WA

2013

Peter Hackett

1932

Susan Hextell

1724

Royal Qld

2012

Chris Dance

1778

Laura Baker

1773

Blairgowrie Vic

2011

Chris Dance

1778

Laura Baker

1773

Brighton-Seacliffe SA

2010

Callum Burns

1743

Fiona Martin

1590

Bellerive Tas

2009

Alex Newman

1769

Fiona McCulloch

1776

Safety Beach Vic

2008

John Gratton

1698

Fiona McCulloch

1596

Brighton-Seacliffe SA

2007

Wayne Bates

1610

Fiona McCulloch

1596

Cleveland Qld

2006

Wayne Bates

1610

Maree Early

1613

Lindisfarne Tas

2005

Alan Riley

1564

Fiona McCulloch

1596

Twofold Bay NSW

2004

Wayne Bates

1610

Maree Early

1613

Blairgowrie Vic

2003

Wayne Bates

1610

Maree Early

1613

Brighton-Seacliffe SA

2002

Michael Johnson

1596

Maree Early

1613

Cleveland Qld

2001

Michael Johnson

1596

Maree Early

1613

Lindisfarne Tas

2000

Damien Pound

1565

Krystal Weir

1233

Toukley NSW

1999

Arthur Brett

1552

Faye Mckenzie

298

Black Rock Vic

1998

Nick Mouat

1283

Jacinta Baker

1345

Largs Bay SA

1997

Richard Kingsmill

1319

Maree Early

1437

Runaway Bay Qld

1996

Nick Mouat

1283

Not Awarded

Lindisfarne Tas

1995

Andrew Sayle

1287

Maree Early

1267

Gippsland Lakes Vic

1994

Jon Holroyd

1432

Katie Holroyd

1287

Speers Pt NSW

1993

Paul Phillips

1426

Laura Baker

1091

Brighton-Seacliffe SA

1992

John Lurie

1432

Nicole Gibson

850

Kingston Tas

1991

Scott Glanville

1267

Lee Ives

1283

Lake Boga Vic

1990

Leigh Glanville

1267

Nicole Gibson

632

Rye Vic

1989

Owen McMahon

400

Lee Ives

1254

Largs Bay SA

1988

Lee Ives

1254

Lee Ives

1254

Lindisfarne Tas

1987

Paul Richards

944

Lee Ives

1191

Gippsland Lakes Vic

1986

Wayne Bates

1144

Jeni Lidgett

969

Lake Cairn Curren Vic

1985

Wayne Bates

1144

Jeni Lidgett

969

Brighton-Seacliffe SA

1984

Alex Howard

943

Jane Purbrick

1120

Lake Boga Vic

1983

Paul Chodziesner

777

Jane Purbrick

851

Botany Bay NSW

1982

Andrew Lechte

777

Jane Purbrick

851

Largs Bay SA

1981

Stuart Wallace

855

Jenny Theisz

542

Blairgowrie Vic

1980

Peter Anderson

800

Lisa Donald

788

Lake Wallagoot NSW

1979

Peter Anderson

800

Not Awarded

Lake Cootharaba Qld

Usage examples of "sabre".

The arquebusiers dropped their weapons and drew their sabres, if they had time.

Roddy Bitts, and touched Penrod and Sam, each in turn, with his sabre.

Pyrotists to combat with either sword, sabre, pistols, carabines, or sticks.

Sharpe watched as he adjusted the scarlet pelisse on his shoulder, as he crammed the big fur colback on his head, and as he drew the sabre with his left hand.

Then they switched from practice sabres to practice rapiers, and he dispatched the Baron every bit as quickly with the lighter, edgeless weapon.

At midday on the Tridi after they had met with the Eleventh Company captain, Longyl and Egyl interrupted his mounted sabre training efforts with the first two squads, riding up.

She had begun an affair with a neighbour, and Gilden had challenged him, and killed him in a sabre duel.

I felt glad that Branicki had not followed me down the stairs, for his friend Bininski had a sabre, and I should probably have been assassinated.

At this dastardly action Count Moszczincki seized him and tried to throw him out of the window, but the madman got loose with three cuts of his sabre, one of which slashed the count on the face and knocked out three of his teeth.

They wore round caps, boots of hogskin drawn over their naked feet, and belts of raw hide, in which they stuck their sabres and knives.

Piercollo refused a weapon, but Ilka also chose a short sword, curved like a small sabre, which she belted to her slim waist.

As he arched back, screaming, Ilka stepped forward to slash her sabre through his throat.

Kalugin, who was walking briskly towards the lodgements clanking his sabre.

He could not see their faces at this distance, but he could tell that one of the men was wearin a long straight sword and loup knew that British light infantry officers wore curved sabres.

Then came a very wet day, and Mary was seated by the half-open window of the sitting-room, doing her embroidery in a desultory fashion between watching the rain, an feeling a little lonely and depressed, when Captain Spengler strode into the room, unannounced, in the full glory of his green, gold and scarlet uniform, complete with plumed mirliton, sabretache and sabre.