What is sabre?

  • (verb): Kill with a saber.
    Synonyms: saber
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The sabre or saber (see spelling differences) is a kind of backsword that usually has a curved, single-edged blade and a rather large hand guard, covering the knuckles of the hand as well as the thumb and forefinger. Although sabres are typically thought of as curved-bladed slashing weapons, those used by the world's heavy cavalry often had straight and even double-edged blades more suitable for thrusting. The length of sabres varied, and most were carried in a scabbard hanging from a shoulder belt known as a baldric or from a waist-mounted sword belt, usually with slings of differing lengths to permit the scabbard to hang below the rider's waist level . Exceptions not intended for personal carry include the Patton saber adopted by the United States Army in 1913 and always mounted to the cavalryman's saddle.

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More definitions of "sabre":

  • (noun): A fencing sword with a v-shaped blade and a slightly curved handle.
    Synonyms: saber
  • (verb): Cut or injure with a saber.
    Synonyms: saber

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