from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A sheath, as for a dagger or sword.
  • transitive v. To put into or furnish with such a sheath.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The sheath of a sword.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The case in which the blade of a sword, dagger, etc., is kept; a sheath.
  • transitive v. To put in a scabbard.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To sheathe, as a sword.
  • To provide with a scabbard or sheath; make a sheath for.
  • n. A sheath; especially, a sheath for a sword or other similar weapon.
  • n. A mangy, scabby person.
  • n. In printing, a scale-board.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a sheath for a sword or dagger or bayonet


Middle English scauberc, scabbard, from Old French escauberc, possibly of Germanic origin; see sker-1 in Indo-European roots.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Anglo-Norman escalberc, of Germanic origin. See also hauberk (Wiktionary)


  • Christian: Yeah you have to have a little angle or you can lose your rifle out either going up or down hill depending on which way the scabbard is positioned.

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  • But am I the only to notice that Jaime's scabbard is on the wrong hip?

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  • The sword scabbard is missing a piece, but again, I can always order a new one.

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  • At the point of the scabbard is a round knob, and the weapon is so long, that a man when walking cannot swing his right arm.

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  • I had first of all to return my sword into its scabbard, which is not the easiest thing to do at a gallop.


  • His pack, haversack, rifle, cartridge box and sword scabbard bounced and banged as he ran.

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  • Lord Trok beat his sword scabbard against his bronze buckler, and shouted, 'Bak-her!


  • He picked up the sword scabbard from where it lay beside the bed.


  •     He stuffed his sword scabbard in his bags and hid them and the saddle.


  • He stuffed his sword scabbard in his bags and hid them and the saddle.



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