Origin of sabretacheFrench from German säbeltasche from säbel, saber + tasche, pocket from Medieval Latin tasca: see task
- a leather pocket or pouch worn hanging from a cavalry officer's belt
- “There were five buttons blown off my dress jacket; the slings of my sabretache were cut off, but my sword belts were not touched." A Descriptive Account of the Famous Charge of the Light Brigade at Balaclava.
- "Two years in Europe"”with a campaign thrown in"”would I think qualify me to be allowed to beat my sword into a paper cutter & my sabretache into an election address." Letter from Winston Churchill, on Army duty in India, to his mother, 1896