Meaning of sabrage in English:


Pronunciation /səˈbrɑːʒ/


  • 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.


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