- the basketlike hilt of a sword, foil, etc., serving to cover and protect the hand.
Origin of basket hilt
Examples from the Web for basket hilt
Historical Examples of 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
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
- a hilt fitted to a broadsword, with a generally padded basket-shaped guard to protect the hand