- a heavy cavalry sword with a slightly curved blade
- Fencing a type of weapon, heavier than a foil, used with a slashing as well as thrusting movement: a touch may be scored with the edge or point
Origin of saberFrench sabre ; from German sabel ; from Middle High German ; from Polish and amp; Hung: Polish szabla ; from Hungarian szablya
to strike, wound, or kill with a saber
- A heavy cavalry sword with a one-edged, slightly curved blade.
- A light dueling or fencing sword having an arched guard covering the hand and a tapered flexible blade with a cutting edge on one side and on the tip.
transitive verbsa·bered, sa·ber·ing, sa·bers
To hit, injure, or kill with a saber.
Origin of saberFrench sabre, from obsolete German sabel, from Middle High German, from Hungarian szablya, perhaps (probably via a word in a Turkic language akin to Kyrgyz selebe) and ultimately of Tungusic origin; akin to Manchu seleme, dagger, from sele, iron.
- Alternative spelling of sabre.