Holster meaning

hōlstər
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.
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A belt with loops or slots for carrying small tools or other equipment.
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A contoured holder for a pistol or, sometimes, one for a rifle, usually of leather and attached to a belt, saddle, or shoulder strap.
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To place in a holster.
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A case for carrying a tool, particularly a gun, safely and accessibly.
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A belt with loops or slots for carrying small tools or other equipment.
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To put something in a holster.
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To put (a gun, for example) in a holster.
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Origin of holster

  • Probably Dutch alteration of holfter, hulfter from Middle High German hulffter case, sheath, quiver, covering from hulft from Old High German kel-1 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Proto-Germanic, cognate with Danish hylster (“pistol case, envelope”) Icelandic hulstur (“sheath”), Gothic (hulistr, “covering”). Compare German Halfter (“pistol case”)

    From Wiktionary