The case in which the blade of a sword, dagger, etc, is kept; a sheath. "Nor in thy scabbard sheathe that famous blade.

<zoology> " (Fairfax) Scabbard fish, a long, compressed, silver-coloured taenioid fish (Lepidopus caudatus, or argyreus), found on the European coasts, and more abundantly about New Zealand, where it is called frostfish and considered an excellent food fish.

Origin: 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.

(01 Mar 1998)

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