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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [sey-ber]
    • /ˈseɪ bər/
    • /ˈseɪ.bər/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [sey-ber]
    • /ˈseɪ bər/

Definitions of saber word

  • noun saber a heavy, one-edged sword, usually slightly curved, used especially by cavalry. 1
  • noun saber a soldier armed with such a sword. 1
  • noun saber Fencing. a sword having two cutting edges and a blunt point. the art or sport of fencing with the saber, with the target being limited to the head, trunk, and arms, and hits being made with the front edge and the upper part of the back edge of the sword and by thrusts. 1
  • verb with object saber to strike, wound, or kill with a saber. 1
  • abbreviation SABER sword 1
  • transitive verb saber attack with a sabre 1

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Origin of saber

First appearance:

before 1670
One of the 47% oldest English words
1670-80; < French sabre, sable < German Sabel (now Säbel), earlier sewel, schebel < Polish szabla; compare Czech šavle, Serbo-Croatian sȁblja, Russian sáblya sword, saber, perhaps all ultimately < Hungarian szablya, though derivation and transmission uncertain

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Parts of speech for Saber


saber popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 93% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

saber usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for saber

noun saber

  • anlace — a medieval short dagger with a broad tapering blade
  • arbalest — a large medieval crossbow, usually cocked by mechanical means
  • archery — Archery is a sport in which people shoot arrows at a target using a bow.
  • assegai — a southern African cornaceous tree, Curtisia faginea, the wood of which is used for making spears
  • atlatl — a wooden implement used to throw a spear or similar weapon at a greater speed or distance as used by Native Americans

verb saber

  • chine — the backbone
  • chining — the backbone or spine, especially of an animal.
  • cut — If you cut something, you use a knife or a similar tool to divide it into pieces, or to mark it or damage it. If you cut a shape or a hole in something, you make the shape or hole by using a knife or similar tool.
  • dicing — gambling or playing with dice.
  • faceted — one of the small, polished plane surfaces of a cut gem.

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