- 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
- 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
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.