sabre

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See also: sâbre and Sâbre

English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from French sabre, from German Säbel, from Hungarian szablya, cognate with Danish sabel, Russian сабля (sablja), Serbo-Croatian сабља.

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sabre (plural sabres)

  1. (UK, Canada) A light sword, sharp along the front edge, part of the back edge, and at the point.
  2. (UK, Canada, fencing) A modern fencing sword modeled after the sabre.

Usage notes[edit]

This spelling has become relatively common in the United States due to the Buffalo Sabres hockey team as well as the occasional tendency to use British spellings for archaic nouns (compare theater versus theatre).

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Verb[edit]

sabre (third-person singular simple present sabres, present participle sabring, simple past and past participle sabred)

  1. (UK, Canada, transitive) To hit or kill with a sabre.

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Asturian[edit]

Noun[edit]

sabre m (plural sabres)

  1. Alternative form of sable.

Basque[edit]

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Noun[edit]

sabre

  1. sabre, saber

Catalan[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From French sabre, from German Säbel.

Noun[edit]

sabre m (plural sabres)

  1. sabre

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From German Säbel.

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Noun[edit]

sabre m (plural sabres)

  1. a single-edged sword
  2. the force, arms
  3. cutlassfish

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Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French sabre, from German Säbel, from Hungarian szablya.

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Noun[edit]

sabre m (plural sabres)

  1. sabre (military weapon)
  2. sabre (fencing weapon)

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