Every government in Delhi keeps a thermometer in its holster and calibrates its decibel levels according to ground temperature.
If Bush was too quick to pull the trigger, Obama is reluctant ever to pull the gun out of its holster.
The man started to walk menacingly toward my partner, who then reached into his holster for his Smith & Wesson .38.
"leather case for a pistol," 1660s, probably from Old English heolster, earlier helustr "concealment, hiding place," from Proto-Germanic *hulfti- (cf. Old High German hulft "cover, case, sheath," Old Norse hulstr "case, sheath," Middle Dutch holster, German Holfster "holster"), from PIE *kel- "to cover, to hide" (see cell). Intermediate forms are wanting, and the modern word could as well be from the Norse or Dutch cognates.
by 1902, from holster (n.). Related: Holstered; holstering.