Sabretache meaning

sābərta′sh, sabərta′sh
A square leather case hung from the saber belt of cavalrymen.
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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

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