Origin of holsterDu, akin to Gothic hulistr, a cover, Old Norse hulstr, a sheath, Old English heolstor, darkness, cover from Indo-European base an unverified form ?el-, to conceal (from source hall, hull) + Germanic noun suffix -stra
- A case of leather or similar material into which a pistol fits snugly and which attaches to a belt, strap, or saddle so that it may be carried or transported.
- A belt with loops or slots for carrying small tools or other equipment.
transitive verbhol·stered, hol·ster·ing, hol·sters
Origin of holsterProbably Dutch alteration of holfter, hulfter from Middle High German hulffter case, sheath, quiver, covering from hulft from Old High German; see kel-1 in Indo-European roots.
leather tool holster
(third-person singular simple present holsters, present participle holstering, simple past and past participle holstered)
- To put something in a holster
From Proto-Germanic, cognate with Danish hylster (“pistol case, envelope”) Icelandic hulstur (“sheath”), Gothic (hulistr, “covering”). Compare German Halfter (“pistol case”)
- The weapons of the Franc Garde consisted usually of a pistol sidearm, carried in a brown leather holster attached to a brown belt worn over the blue jacket (which also had cargo pockets along the lower part of the jacket).
- It's important to make sure you choose the correct holster for your phone because the snug fit will ensure that the phone doesn't easily fall out while you're on the go.
- Belt Clips: If you're not thrilled with the idea of keeping your phone in a pouch and you don't carry a purse, you may be interested in a belt clip in holster form.
- Leather Holster: Nearly every BlackBerry device comes with a "free" cover from Research in Motion, but it may or may not come with a belt clip.
- Pulling the cell phone from the holster on her side, she called Felipa.