Not in the OED, but in the NYT Magazine (and Wikipedia)

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Sun Dec 23 01:21:55 UTC 2012

"sabrage": the art and science of opening a Champagne bottle with a sword, and in particular a saber (sabre à Champagne) designed for the purpose:

Sounds quite impressive, if not over the top--but lost on me, since I'm not crazy about Champagne even without the glass shards…


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