Definition of Scabbard

1. Noun. A sheath for a sword or dagger or bayonet.

Generic synonyms: Sheath



Definition of Scabbard

1. n. The case in which the blade of a sword, dagger, etc., is kept; a sheath.

2. v. t. To put in a scabbard.

Definition of Scabbard

1. Noun. The sheath of a sword. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Scabbard

1. to put into a sheath, as a sword [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Medical Definition of Scabbard

1. 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, a long, compressed, silver-coloured taenioid 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. Origin: OE. Scaubert, scauberk, OF. Escaubers, escauberz, pl, scabbards, probably of German or Scan. Origin; cf. Icel. Skalpr scabbard, and G. Bergen to conceal. Cf. Hauberk. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Literary usage of Scabbard

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Le Morte Darthur: Sir Thomas Malory's Book of King Arthur and of His Noble by Thomas Malory, William Caxton (1903)
"CHAPTER IV Of the marvels of the sword and of the scabbard. AND then beheld they the scabbard, it seemed to be of a serpent's skin, and thereon were letters ..."

2. The Arthurian Tales: The Greatest of Romances which Recount the Noble and by Thomas Malory, Ernest Rhys (1906)
"When the King awoke and missed his scabbard, he was wondrous wrath, and asked who had been there. And they said his sister Queen Morgan, had been there, ..."

3. The Ancient Bronze Implements, Weapons, and Ornaments: Of Great Britain and by John Evans (1881)
"... which is decorated with transverse beaded lines alternating with ornaments of concentric rings. This scabbard is longer by some inches than the blade ..."

4. The Gentleman's Magazine (1860)
"Lake of Bienne from the lake of Bienne, still in its iron sheath; and the scabbard-point of another from the lake of Neuchatel. ..."

5. The Iliad of Homer by Homer, John Graham Cordery (1871)
"A scabbard and good baldric therewithal; Whilst Ajax gave his scarlet belt bright-dyed. So were they parted, Ajax to the ranks Of Argos, Hector to the ..."

6. Le Morte Darthur: Sir Thomas Malory's Book of King Arthur and of His Noble by Thomas Malory, William Caxton (1903)
"CHAPTER IV Of the marvels of the sword and of the scabbard. AND then beheld they the scabbard, it seemed to be of a serpent's skin, and thereon were letters ..."

7. The Arthurian Tales: The Greatest of Romances which Recount the Noble and by Thomas Malory, Ernest Rhys (1906)
"When the King awoke and missed his scabbard, he was wondrous wrath, and asked who had been there. And they said his sister Queen Morgan, had been there, ..."

8. The Ancient Bronze Implements, Weapons, and Ornaments: Of Great Britain and by John Evans (1881)
"... which is decorated with transverse beaded lines alternating with ornaments of concentric rings. This scabbard is longer by some inches than the blade ..."

9. The Gentleman's Magazine (1860)
"Lake of Bienne from the lake of Bienne, still in its iron sheath; and the scabbard-point of another from the lake of Neuchatel. ..."

10. The Iliad of Homer by Homer, John Graham Cordery (1871)
"A scabbard and good baldric therewithal; Whilst Ajax gave his scarlet belt bright-dyed. So were they parted, Ajax to the ranks Of Argos, Hector to the ..."

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