& v.Chiefly British
- (UK, Canada) A light sword, sharp along the front edge, part of the back edge, and at the point.
- (UK, Canada, fencing) A modern fencing sword modeled after the sabre.
This spelling has become relatively common in the United States due to the Buffalo Sabres hockey team as well as the occasional tendency to use British spellings for archaic nouns (compare theater versus theatre).
(third-person singular simple present sabres, present participle sabring, simple past and past participle sabred)