Definition of Holster

1. Noun. A sheath (usually leather) for carrying a handgun.

Generic synonyms: Sheath
Specialized synonyms: Shoulder Holster



2. Noun. A belt with loops or slots for carrying small hand tools.
Generic synonyms: Belt

Definition of Holster

1. n. A leather case for a pistol, carried by a horseman at the bow of his saddle.

Definition of Holster

1. Noun. A leather case into which a gun fits snugly and which attaches to a belt, strap, or saddle for safe transport. ¹

2. Noun. A belt with loops or slots for carrying small tools or other equipment. ¹

3. Verb. To put something in a holster ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Holster

1. to put in a holster (a case for a pistol) [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Medical Definition of Holster

1. A leather case for a pistol, carried by a horseman at the bow of his saddle. Origin: D. Holster; skin to AS. Heolstor den, cave, fr.helan to conceal, and to Icel. Hulstr case, Goth.hulistr covering, veil, huljan to cover. See Hele to cover, Hell, and cf. Housing, Houss. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Holster

holotoxins
holotricha
holotrichous
holotropic
holotype
holotypes
holotypic
holours
holozoic
holp
holpen
hols
holsom
holsteins
holster (current term)
holstered
holstering
holsters
holt
holtedahlite
holtite
holts
holtzman inkblot test
holubtsi
holus-bolus
holwe
holy
holy Moses
holy Toledo

Literary usage of Holster

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1. The Law of Personal Injuries in Mines: Including All Character of Personal by Edward Joseph White (1905)
"Breaking of holster rope. 422. Same — When miner assumes risk of. 423. Negligence of fellow-servant operating. 424. Same — Negligence of superintendent or ..."

2. The Knickerbocker: Or, New-York Monthly Magazine by Charles Fenno Hoffman, Timothy Flint, Lewis Gaylord Clark, Kinahan Cornwallis, John Holmes Agnew (1860)
"... killing one with a holster pistol, loaded with buck-shot, and playing the 'squirrel-game' of dodging around a tree to avoid the shot of the other, ..."

3. A Narrative of Excursions, Voyages, and Travels, Performed at Different by George Rapelje (1834)
"together in a belt or holster right in front, with large white turbans on their heads, a long large pea jacket with sleeves, dark olive color, ..."

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