Etymology
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holster (n.)

"leather case for a pistol," 1660s, probably from Old English heolster, earlier helustr "concealment, hiding place," from Proto-Germanic *hulfti- (source also of Old High German hulft "cover, case, sheath," Old Norse hulstr "case, sheath," Middle Dutch holster, German Halfter "holster"), from PIE root *kel- (1) "to cover, conceal, save." Intermediate forms are wanting, and the modern word could as well be from the Norse or Dutch cognates.

holster (v.)

by 1902, from holster (n.). Related: Holstered; holstering.

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Definitions of holster

holster (n.)
a sheath (usually leather) for carrying a handgun;
holster (n.)
a belt with loops or slots for carrying small hand tools;
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