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noun
the basketlike hilt of a sword, foil, etc., serving to cover and protect the hand.
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Origin of basket hilt

First recorded in 1540–50

OTHER WORDS FROM basket hilt

basket-hilted, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for basket hilt

basket hilt

noun
a hilt fitted to a broadsword, with a generally padded basket-shaped guard to protect the hand

Derived forms of basket hilt

basket-hilted, adjective
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