- 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 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.
- To remove the tip of (a Champagne bottle) by swiping a saber or similar instrument along the bottle's seam until it hits the lip at the bottle's tip. The pressure inside the bottle causes the tip of the glass and the cork to shoot off together.
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 ) ultimately of Tungusic origin Manchu seleme dagger from sele iron
- Alternative spelling of sabre.