What is another word for scabbards?

Pronunciation: [skˈabədz] (IPA)

Scabbards, also known as sheaths, are protective cases used to hold and protect swords or other weapons. Some common synonyms for scabbards are sleeves, housings, covers, and cases. Sleeves are a narrow, cylindrical scabbard used to hold small swords or blades. Housings are ornamental scabbards made of metal or wood, often used for ceremonial purposes. Covers are a type of scabbard made of leather or fabric, used to protect a sword from the elements when not in use. Cases are a general term for any type of protective covering or container, and can refer to scabbards or other types of storage.

What are the hypernyms for Scabbards?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

Usage examples for Scabbards

"Some of them wear swords," Mrs. Armsby went on to say; "but, bless you, they can't draw them, and even if they should succeed in getting them out, they couldn't put them back in their scabbards again.
"The Mystery of the Locks"
Edgar Watson Howe
The Shan's blade is slightly curved and pointed, with no guard, the hilt sometimes of ivory and the scabbard richly ornamented with silver, and the shoulder belt is of red or green velvet rope; the Kachins' swords that I have seen are more simply made as regards their scabbards and are square across the end of the blade.
"From Edinburgh to India & Burmah"
William G. Burn Murdoch
On went the glittering phalanx-winding up the road like some destroying serpent on its way to wickedness-the pattering of their horses' feet, and the occasional clink of steel scabbards, striking against stirrups and cuisses, were the only sounds that broke upon the still air of the morning-to proclaim the passage of armed and mounted men.
"The White Gauntlet"
Mayne Reid

Famous quotes with Scabbards

  • Why should I love? flinging down pearl and gem To those who scorn, at least care not for them: Why should I hate? as blades in scabbards melt, I have no power to make my hatred felt;
    Letitia Elizabeth Landon

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