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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A stout sword with a curved blade and thick back; A fencing sword with a v-shaped blade and a slightly curved handle v. - Kill with a saber; Cut or injure with a saber.

Usage examples (34)
  • He refrains from sabre-rattling with regard to Iran -- although I have no doubt the sabre is at the ready and will be unsheathed frequently on the campaign trail.
  • Responding to the latest pronouncements from Sinn Féin North Down DUP MLA Peter Weir reiterated that his party would not be bullied by what he termed sabre-rattling.
  • So Windu's pretentiously-coloured sabre is finally being put to good use ...
  • Well, the 1897 pattern sabre is a beaut - but more when I've tried it out properly, and had time to check its history. for more
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