follow Dictionary.com

Why was clemency trending last week?

sabre

[sey-ber] /ˈseɪ bər/
noun, verb (used with object), sabred, sabring. Chiefly British
1.
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
Cite This Source
Examples from the web for sabre
  • So they do a bit of sabre-rattling but mostly let their companies use tax havens to suit their needs.
British Dictionary definitions for sabre

sabre

/ˈseɪbə/
noun
1.
a stout single-edged cavalry sword, having a curved blade
2.
a sword used in fencing, having a narrow V-shaped blade, a semicircular guard, and a slightly curved hand
3.
a cavalry soldier
verb
4.
(transitive) to injure or kill with a sabre
Word Origin
C17: via French from German (dialect) Sabel, from Middle High German sebel, perhaps from Magyar száblya; compare Russian sablya sabre
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
Word Origin and History for sabre
n.

see saber.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for sabre

Some English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for sabre

7
8
Scrabble Words With Friends

Quotes with sabre

Nearby words for sabre