Definition of sabreur in English:



  • A cavalryman or fencer using a sabre.

    • ‘Put effective point work into your sabre game, where no one else employs the point, and you will become a devastating sabreur.’
    • ‘Men's sabreur Keeth Smart is the 2002 national champion in fencing.’
    • ‘Unlike foil and épée, where only hits with the tip of the blade count, sabreurs can score with any part of the blade’
    • ‘Factor this in for a 3-fencer sabre team and you have a cost of $597 per fencer - just about two and a half times more than a classical sabreur would have to invest.’
    • ‘The dorsal surface of the forearm of a sabreur in the guard of second is particularly exposed.’
    • ‘The modern sabreur plays a game of priority of one cut over another cut and like the foilist, creates situations and provokes responses from the opponent to allow him to score points.’


French, from sabrer ‘strike with a sabre’.