\ \ [17] Holster was probably borrowed from Dutch holster, and may well be related to Old English heolstercover’, which did not survive into the Middle English period. It seems likely that its ultimate source was Indo- European *kel- ‘cover, hide’, a prolific progenitor of English words including apocalypse, cell, cellar, conceal, hall, hell, helmet, hole, hollow, hullpod’, and occult.

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  • Holster — Sn Ledertasche für Handfeuerwaffe per. Wortschatz fach. (20. Jh.) Entlehnung. Entlehnt aus ne. holster, das seinerseits aus nndl. holster stammt. Dieses ist eine Nebenform zu Holfter.    Ebenso nndl. holster, ne. holster; Halfter2. englisch e …   Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen sprache

  • holster — [ ɔlstɛr ] n. m. • 1968; mot angl. « 2. fonte » XVIIe, d o. germ. ♦ Anglic. Étui muni de courroies pour transporter une arme à feu dissimulée sous une veste. « son arme de service, serrée dans son holster, sous son aisselle » (Pennac). holster [… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Holster — pour pistolet de Browning HP de 1782 Un holster est un étui en cuir semi rigide relié à un ceinturon et pendant sur le haut de la cuisse permettant d y contenir un pistolet. Il a surtout été utilisé aux États Unis au XVIIIe siècle et au début du… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • *holster — ● holster nom masculin (anglais holster, étui) Étui souple porté sous l épaule et destiné à recevoir un pistolet ou un revolver …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • holster — ► NOUN ▪ a holder for carrying a handgun, typically worn on a belt or under the arm. ► VERB ▪ put (a gun) into its holster. ORIGIN of unknown origin …   English terms dictionary

  • holster — [hōl′stər] n. [Du, akin to Goth hulistr, a cover, ON hulstr, a sheath, OE heolstor, darkness, cover < IE base * k̑el , to conceal (> HALL, HULL1) + Gmc noun suffix stra ] a pistol case, usually of leather and attached to a belt, saddle, or… …   English World dictionary

  • Holster [1] — Holster, 1) Futteral; bes. 2) (Pistolen H.), die Futterale zu beiden Seiten des Sattels, die Pistolen darin zu verwahren; sie sind mit der Holsterkappe, einer Decke od. Kappe von Leder, Tuch od. anderem Stoffe, bedeckt …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Holster [2] — Holster, Jagdtasche von Dachsschwarten …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Holster — A holster is an unspecified, yet specialized article of clothing or a device, worn to hold, or restrict the undesired movement of, an item, such as a handgun or other weapon, cellular telephone, hand tool, or virtually any other small object… …   Wikipedia

  • Holster — Họls|ter 〈n. 13〉 1. offene Ledertasche als Halterung für eine am Körper getragene Handfeuerwaffe 2. Jagdtasche [<engl. holster <ndrl. holster, Nebenform zu Halfter, Hulfter, Holfter „Pistolentasche“] * * * Họls|ter, das; s, [engl. holster …   Universal-Lexikon

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