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



    (especially US English saber) noun
    BrE BrE//ˈseɪbə(r)//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈseɪbər//
    Combat sports
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  1. 1a heavy sword with a curved blade
  2. 2a light sword with a thin blade used in the sport of fencing See related entries: Combat sports
  3. Word Originlate 17th cent.: from French, alteration of obsolete sable, from German Sabel (local variant of Säbel), from Hungarian szablya.

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