Sábre. n.s. [sabre, French; I suppose, of Turkish original.] A cymetar; a short sword with a convex edge; a faulchion.
To me the cries of fighting fields are charms;
Keen by my sabre, and of proof my arms;
I ask no other blessing of my stars,
No prize but fame, no mistress but the wars. Dryden.
Seam'd o'er with wounds, which his own sabre gave,
In the vile habit of a village slave,
The foe deceiv'd. Pope's Odyssey.