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Webster's 1828 Dictionary

HOLSTER, n. [L. celo.] A leathern case for a pistol, carried by a horseman at the fore part of his saddle.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: a sheath (usually leather) for carrying a handgun
2: a belt with loops or slots for carrying small hand tools

Merriam Webster's

noun Etymology: Dutch; akin to Old English heolstor cover, helan to conceal more at hell Date: 1663 a leather or fabric case for carrying a firearm on the person (as on the hip or chest), on a saddle, or in a vehicle; broadly a case for carrying a usually small item on the person <a knife holster> <a heart monitor carried in a hip holster>

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. a leather case for a pistol or revolver, worn on a belt or under an arm or fixed to a saddle. Etymology: 17th c., synonymous with Du. holster: orig. unkn.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Holster Hol"ster, n. [D. holster; skin to AS. heolstor den, cave, fr. helan to conceal, and to Icel. hulstr case, Goth. hulistr covering, veil, huljan to cover. [root]17. See Hele to cover, Hell, and cf. Housing, Houss.] A leather case for a pistol, carried by a horseman at the bow of his saddle

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(holsters) A holster is a holder for a small gun, which is worn on a belt around someone's waist or on a strap around their shoulder. N-COUNT



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