[ US /ˈskæbɝd/ ]
[ UK /skˈæbəd/ ]
  1. a sheath for a sword or dagger or bayonet
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How To Use scabbard In A Sentence

  • Oman: three horizontal bands of white, red, and green of equal width with a broad, vertical, red band on the hoist side; the national emblem (a khanjar dagger in its sheath superimposed on two crossed swords in scabbards) in white is centered at the top of the vertical band The 2001 CIA World Factbook
  • Scabbards, broken arms, artillery horses, wrecks of gun carriages, and bloody garments strewed the scene.
  • Sir, said Galahad, that is no marvel, for this adventure is not theirs but mine; and for the surety of this sword I brought none with me, for here by my side hangeth the scabbard. Le Morte d'Arthur: Sir Thomas Malory's book of King Arthur and of his noble knights of the Round table
  • More high status examples would have a metal chape scabbard tip. Sudanese Kaskara Swords
  • Swords needed leather grips, belts, and leather scabbards overlaid with hammered bronze leaf.
  • All the time that he had appeared so indifferent to what was going on, he had been looking slily about for some missile or weapon of defence, and at the very instant when the swords were drawn, he espied, standing in the chimney – corner, an old basket – hilted rapier in a rusty scabbard. The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club
  • The men carry short swords in blunt-tipped scabbards slung around their necks, wear their hair in topknots and sport complicated, swirling facial tattoos.
  • The swords have a simple crossguard and most have a languet, a short central extension towards the blade that fits over the scabbard when sheathed. Archive 2009-08-01
  • Entering through the low door, they saw opposite them above a fireplace two swords sheathed in their scabbards, glittering in the gloom.
  • She heard the singing of a blade being drawn from its scabbard, and dropped into a crouch as said blade sliced the air above her head.
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