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Meaning of SCABBARD

Pronunciation:  'skaburd

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  a sheath for a sword or dagger or bayonet
 

SCABBARD is a 8 letter word that starts with S.

 

 See Also: sheath

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \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.
                                                   --Fairfax.
    
    {Scabbard fish} (Zo["o]l.), a long, compressed,
       silver-colored t[ae]nioid fish ({Lepidopus caudatus, or
       argyreus}), found on the European coasts, and more
       abundantly about New Zealand, where it is called
       {frostfish} and considered an excellent food fish.
    
    
  2. \Scab"bard\, v. t.
    To put in a scabbard.
    
    
 

 

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