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



BrE BrE//ˈskæbəd//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈskæbərd//
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a cover for a sword that is made of leather or metal synonym sheath Word OriginMiddle English: from Anglo-Norman French escalberc, from a Germanic compound of words meaning ‘cut’ (related to shear) and ‘protect’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: scabbard