holster definition

  • noun:
    • an instance of leather or similar material into which a pistol fits snugly and which attaches to a belt, band, or seat such that it can be held or transported.
    • A belt with loops or slot machines to carry small tools or other equipment.
    • an incident for carrying a tool, especially a gun, safely and accessibly.
    • A belt with loops or slots for carrying little tools or any other gear.
    • A leather case for a pistol, carried by a horseman during the bow of his saddle, or used on person suspended from a belt or shoulder strap.
    • A leathern case for a pistol. Holsters were formerly, and are usually nevertheless sometimes, held by horsemen or cavalrymen connected to the seat, one on each side of the pommel; but they are today more commonly used in the buckle.
    • a belt with loops or slot machines for carrying tiny hand tools
    • a sheath (usually fabric) for carrying a handgun
  • verb-transitive:
    • To put (a gun, including) in a holster.
  • verb:
    • to place some thing in a holster

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