Holster

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Holster

a leather case for a pistol, carried by a horseman at the bow of his saddle.

Origin: D. Holster; skin to as. Heolstor den, cave, fr.helan to conceal, and to Icel. Hulstr case, Goth.hulistr covering, veil, huljan to cover. See Hele to cover, hell, and cf. Housing, Houss.