Definition of holster noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈhəʊlstə(r)//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈhoʊlstər//
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a leather case worn on a belt or on a narrow piece of leather under the arm, used for carrying a small gun Word Originmid 17th cent.: corresponding to and contemporary with Dutch holster, of unknown origin.
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