holster

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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic, cognate with Danish hylster (pistol case, envelope) Icelandic hulstur (sheath), Gothic 𐌷𐌿𐌻𐌹𐍃𐍄𐍂 (hulistr, covering). Compare German Halfter (pistol case)

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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Noun[edit]

holster m (plural holsters, diminutive holstertje n)

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