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sabbatical year see sabbatical leave. [2 definitions]
saber a heavy sword, often slightly curved, with one sharp edge. [3 definitions]
saber rattling a menacing display of military force, or the verbal threat to use it.
saber-toothed tiger any of various large wild cats that became extinct in the Pleistocene period, characterized by long upper canine teeth.
Sabine a member of an ancient people of central Italy, conquered by the Romans in the early third century B.C. [2 definitions]
sable a weasel-like mammal of the cold regions of Eurasia that has very dark, valuable fur. [6 definitions]
sable antelope a large African antelope with long, ringed, backward-curving horns and a dark coat.
sablefish a large, dark marine food fish of the northern Pacific.
sabot a shoe made from a hollowed block of wood and worn by European peasants, esp. in France, the Netherlands, and Belgium. [2 definitions]
sabotage a secret operation or act, esp. one carried out by an insider, to damage property, obstruct operations, undermine negotiations, or the like. [2 definitions]
saboteur one who commits an act of sabotage.
sabra an Israeli citizen born in Israel.
sabre a spelling of saber used in Canada and Britain. See saber for more information.
sabre saw a portable electric jigsaw.
SAC abbreviation of "Strategic Air Command."
sac a baglike or pouchlike structure occurring in nature.
sacaton a grass grown in semiarid regions, such as Mexico and the southwestern United States, for hay or pasture.
saccade a rapid, involuntary eye movement, as during reading. [2 definitions]
saccharate an ester or salt of saccharic acid. [2 definitions]
saccharic acid a compound made by oxidizing a sugar or starch with nitric acid.
saccharide an organic compound containing one or more sugars. [2 definitions]