noun, verb (used with object), sabred, sabring. Chiefly British.
a heavy, one-edged sword, usually slightly curved, used especially by cavalry.
a soldier armed with such a sword.
a sword having two cutting edges and a blunt point.
the art or sport of fencing with the saber, with the target being limited to the head, trunk, and arms, and hits being made with the front edge and the upper part of the back edge of the sword and by thrusts.
verb (used with object)
to strike, wound, or kill with a saber.
a stout single-edged cavalry sword, having a curved blade
a sword used in fencing, having a narrow V-shaped blade, a semicircular guard, and a slightly curved hand
a cavalry soldier
(transitive) to injure or kill with a sabre
the US spelling of sabre
noun, adjective 1. (informal) seeking to intimidate by an aggressive display of military power
noun 1. a leather case suspended from a cavalryman’s saddle
- Sabre-toothed tiger
noun 1. any of various extinct Tertiary felines of the genus Smilodon and related genera, with long curved upper canine teeth
noun 1. a female given name: from the Latin word for the river Severn.