basket hilt


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



How well do you know your adjectives from your adverbs? Your preposition from your pronouns? Your interjections from your conjunctions? Let’s put your knowledge of parts of speech to the text! Note: Many of the following questions will ask you to identify the parts of speech “in order.” That means the first word in all capital letters will correspond to the first option in an answer, and so on.
Question 1 of 10
In order, what parts of speech are the words in all capital letters? Alisa was VERY tired, SO she decided to go to bed.

Origin of basket hilt

First recorded in 1540–50

OTHER WORDS FROM basket hilt

bas·ket-hilt·ed, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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

basket hilt


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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012