A French style saber.Licensed from iStockPhoto
- 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: Fr sabre from German sabel from Middle High German from Polish and amp; Hung: Polish szabla from Hungarian szablya
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- 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.
Origin: French sabre, from obsolete German sabel, from Middle High German, from Hungarian száblya, from szabni, to cut.