Meaning of sabrage in English:

sabrage

Pronunciation /səˈbrɑːʒ/

noun

  • The action or an act of opening a bottle of champagne by sliding the dull edge of a sabre blade quickly down the neck of the bottle and then slicing off the top; the skill or technique of doing this.

    Used chiefly at ceremonial or other special occasions.

Origin

1980s; earliest use found in Harpers and Queen. From French sabrage from sabrer + age.