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Re: 'Sinclair sabre's '
Sabre is the British spelling , Americans spell it saber.
It one of two types of sword, either a heavy sword with a wide, usually
curved blade, used in the past by soldiers on horses, or a light pointed
sword with one sharp edge used in the sport of fencing. Cambridge
International Dictionary of English
Etymology: French sabre, modification of German dialect Sabel, from Middle
High German, probably of Slavic origin; akin to Russian sablya saber
1 : a cavalry sword with a curved blade, thick back, and guard
2 a : a light fencing or dueling sword having an arched guard that covers
the back of the hand and a tapering flexible blade with a full cutting edge
along one side and a partial cutting edge on the back at the tip
Saber \Sa"ber\, Sabre \Sa"bre\, n. [F. sabre, G. s["a]bel; of uncertain
origin; cf. Hung. sz['a]blya, Pol. szabla, Russ. sabla, and L. Gr. zabo`s
crooked, curved.] A sword with a broad and heavy blade, thick at the back,
and usually more or less curved like a scimiter; a cavalry sword.
The American HeritageŽ Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
Napoleons' men used the sabre on foot. The blade there was straight. Navel
Sabres are straight bladed with one blood flute. The same with or slightly
greated with two blood flutes is called a 'Claymore' it should not be
confused with the old Scots claymore
We use the American spelling, saber, as a transitive verb.
The Acronyms are interesting
SABRE Secured Airborne Radar Equipment
SABRE Self-Aligning Boost and Reentry
SABRE Semi-Automated Business Research Environment
SABRE Semi-Automated Business Reservations Environment
SABRE Single Army Battlefield Requirements Evaluator
SABRE Supply Analysis for Better Responsiveness & Effectiveness
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