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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ A few of the mounts shifted their feet; here and there a rider slid his sword back and forth in its scabbard.
▪ Chun had put his sword back into the scabbard and turned to a political solution.
▪ Down the line, swords hissed out of oiled scabbards.
▪ He hefted the dead man's sword, then strapped the scabbard to his waist, over his heavy furs.
▪ He held both of them for a moment before turning to Ian and presenting him with a sword drawn from its scabbard.
▪ He slipped his knife into its scabbard.
▪ His straight heavy sword hung in a gilded scabbard by his royal blue saddle-cloth that was embroidered with the King's cipher.
▪ McGann, smooth as a velvet scabbard.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Scabbard \Scab"bard\, v. t. To put in a scabbard.


Scabbard \Scab"bard\, n. [OE. scaubert, scauberk, OF. escaubers, escauberz, pl., scabbards, probably of German or Scan. origin; cf. Icel. sk[=a]lpr scabbard, and G. bergen to conceal. Cf. Hauberk.] The case in which the blade of a sword, dagger, etc., is kept; a sheath.

Nor in thy scabbard sheathe that famous blade.

Scabbard fish (Zo["o]l.), a long, compressed, silver-colored t[ae]nioid fish ( Lepidopus argyreus syn. Lepidopus caudatus), found on the European coasts, and more abundantly about New Zealand, where it is called frostfish and considered an excellent food fish.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

c.1300, from Anglo-French *escauberc "sheath, vagina" (13c.), from Frankish or another Germanic source, from Proto-Germanic *sker-berg-, literally "sword-protector," from *skar "blade" (source also of Old High German scar "scissors, blade, sword," from PIE *(s)ker- (1) "to cut;" see shear (v.)) + *berg- "protect" (source also of Old High German bergan "to protect;" see bury).


n. (senseid en sheath) The sheath of a sword. vb. To put an object (especially a sword) into its scabbard.


n. a sheath for a sword or dagger or bayonet


A scabbard is a sheath for holding a sword, knife, or other large blade. Scabbards have been made of many materials over the millennia, including leather, wood, and metals such as brass or steel.

Usage examples of "scabbard".

Lilliputian ropes restraining a sleek, mechanical Gulliver, Ake hit the forward thrusters and the ship shot backwards out of the slot that had held it like a sword being pulled from a scabbard.

A dusty candle burned in a dusty sconce and by its light Alec saw a broadsword hanging on the wall above the bed, its scarred scabbard blackened with age.

Curtana are still sheathed in their scabbards in the Old Armoury, and the Old Armoury is in the South Wing.

Force to unclip the grenade pack Nick had taken off the mercenaries in Pelek Baw, then he snatched the captured over-under out of its scabbard on the grassers harness.

The single silver scabbard it bore was tarnished and begrimed from long neglect, but there was no sign of the sword it once held.

His scabbarded weapon rested across his knees, sure sign that he had spent the interval while he waited for his mistress inspecting the blade for flaws that only his eyes could discern if not cared for, Tsurani blades of cured hide could delaminate, leaving a warrior disarmed.

The ensheathed weapon wore a lacquered white scabbard, the guard was stainless or nickeled steel, and the handle appeared to be white ray hide in black silk diamond-turning pattern, with a butt cap to match the tsuba.

Then he turned his perusal solely upon his rival, espying no scabbard or pistol, only an empty sheath where a knife should have been.

The very rattle of the shingle under my feet and the jingle of my navy scabbard seemed offensive in the perfect hush, and, too awed to be frightened, I presently turned away from the dreadful shine of those cliffs and felt my way along the base of the wall on my own side.

Sliding his dreggan from its scabbard, he looked down to the wall of fieldstone that marked the entrance to the Caves.

With these words the noble fellow unbuckled his scabbard and flung his sword upon the ground before me.

William Walker pushed the modified Garand into the saddle scabbard and tied the thong that held it in place as he looked around in pride.

Placido Geist went over to his horse and took the Sharps out of his saddle scabbard.

Adrenaline still raced through his body, and he threw off one guard and drove his fist into the abdomen of the other, yanking the gladius from his scabbard as he fell.

Muzzaf Kerpatik was a sleekly prosperous person, in his long light-brown jellaba and curl-toed boots, a Star medallion around his neck in silver and diamond chips, two amulets dangling from his belt, mother-of-pearl inlays on the scabbard of his dagger and the butt of his pepperpot revolver.