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 hiltbas·ket-hilt·ed, adjective
Words nearby basket hilt
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Example sentences from the Web for basket hilt
So close they were, there was small room for the whirl of the basket-hilt, and "Mind Tom-a-Phubaill and the shortened steel!"The Lost Pibroch|Neil Munro
It was only when the marquis was leaving the hall that the governor noticed the basket-hilt of the old man's dueling sword.The Grey Cloak|Harold MacGrath
British Dictionary definitions for basket hilt
a hilt fitted to a broadsword, with a generally padded basket-shaped guard to protect the hand
Derived forms of basket hiltbasket-hilted, adjective
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