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[n] a stout sword with a curved blade and thick back
[n] a fencing sword with a v-shaped blade and a slightly curved handle
[v] injure with a sabre
[v] kill with a saber
[v] cut with a saber


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Misc. Definitions

\Sa"ber\, Sabre \Sa"bre\, n. [F. sabre, G. s["a]bel; of uncertain origin; cf. Hung. sz['a]blya, Pol. szabla, Russ. sabla, and L. Gr. zabo`s crooked, curved.] A sword with a broad and heavy blade, thick at the back, and usually more or less curved like a scimiter; a cavalry sword. {Saber fish}, or {Sabre fish} (Zo["o]l.), the cutlass fish.
\Sa"ber\, Sabre \Sa"bre\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Sabered}or {Sabred}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Sabering} or {Sabring}.] [Cf. F. sabrer.] To strike, cut, or kill with a saber; to cut down, as with a saber. You send troops to saber and bayonet us into submission. --Burke.

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