Scab"bard (?), n. [OE. scaubert, scauberk, OF. escaubers, escauberz, pl., scabbards, probably of German or Scan. origin; cf. Icel. skalpr scabbard, and G. bergen to conceal. Cf. Hauberk.]

The case in which the blade of a sword, dagger, etc., is kept; a sheath.

Nor in thy scabbard sheathe that famous blade. Fairfax.

Scabbard fish Zool., a long, compressed, silver-colored taenioid fish (Lepidopus caudatus, ∨ argyreus), found on the European coasts, and more abundantly about New Zealand, where it is called frostfish and considered an excellent food fish.


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Scab"bard (?), v. t.

To put in a scabbard.


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