holster

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Dutch holster (pistol-case, holster), from Middle Low German holster, ultimately from Proto-Germanic *hulastrą, *hulistrą (hull, case, covering), cognate with Old English heolstor (a covering, veil, hideing-place), Danish hylster (pistol case, envelope) Icelandic hulstur (sheath), Gothic 𐌷𐌿𐌻𐌹𐍃𐍄𐍂 (hulistr, covering). Compare German Halfter (pistol case). Related to hull, hele.

Noun[edit]

holster (plural holsters)

  1. A case for carrying a tool, particularly a gun, safely and accessibly.
  2. A belt with loops or slots for carrying small tools or other equipment.

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Verb[edit]

holster (third-person singular simple present holsters, present participle holstering, simple past and past participle holstered)

  1. To put something in a holster

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Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

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  • Hyphenation: hol‧ster

Noun[edit]

holster m (plural holsters, diminutive holstertje n)

  1. holster (leather case into which a gun fits snugly)