[hohl-ster] /ˈhoʊl stər/
a sheathlike carrying case for a firearm, attached to a belt, shoulder sling, or saddle.
verb (used with object)
to put or put back in a holster:
to holster a gun.
a sheathlike leather case for a pistol, attached to a belt or saddle
(mountaineering) a similar case for an ice axe or piton hammer
“leather case for a pistol,” 1660s, probably from Old English heolster, earlier helustr “concealment, hiding place,” from Proto-Germanic *hulfti- (cf. Old High German hulft “cover, case, sheath,” Old Norse hulstr “case, sheath,” Middle Dutch holster, German Holfster “holster”), from PIE *kel- “to cover, to hide” (see cell). Intermediate forms are wanting, and the modern word could as well be from the Norse or Dutch cognates.
by 1902, from holster (n.). Related: Holstered; holstering.
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