Definition of "sabre" [sa•bre]

  • Chiefly British Variant of saber. (noun)
  • A stout single-edged cavalry sword, having a curved blade (noun)

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  • A sword used in fencing, having a narrow V-shaped blade, a semicircular guard, and a slightly curved hand (noun)
  • A cavalry soldier (noun)
  • To injure or kill with a sabre (verb)

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Use "sabre" in a sentence
  • "He refrains from sabre-rattling with regard to Iran -- although I have no doubt the sabre is at the ready and will be unsheathed frequently on the campaign trail."
  • "Responding to the latest pronouncements from Sinn Féin North Down DUP MLA Peter Weir reiterated that his party would not be bullied by what he termed sabre-rattling."
  • "Becca was too young for the rec center class, but because her interest was piqued the family found a club where she could begin sabre instruction."