{{11}}holster (n.) "leather case for a pistol," 1660s, probably from O.E. heolster, earlier helustr "concealment, hiding place," from P.Gmc. *hulfti- (Cf. O.H.G. hulft "cover, case, sheath," O.N. hulstr "case, sheath," M.Du. holster, Ger. Holfster "holster"), from PIE *kel- "to cover, to hide" (see CELL (Cf. cell)). Intermediate forms are wanting, and the modern word could as well be from the Norse or Dutch cognates.
{{12}}holster (v.) by 1902, from HOLSTER (Cf. holster) (n.). Related: Holstered; holstering.

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