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haft

[ haft, hahft ]
/ hæft, hɑft /
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noun
a handle, especially of a knife, sword, or dagger.
verb (used with object)
to furnish with a haft or handle; set in a haft.
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Origin of haft

before 1000; Middle English; Old English hæft handle, literally, that which is taken, grasped; cognate with Latin captus,German Heft han-dle

OTHER WORDS FROM haft

un·haft, verb (used with object)

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British Dictionary definitions for haft

haft
/ (hɑːft) /

noun
the handle of an axe, knife, etc
verb
(tr) to provide with a haft

Derived forms of haft

hafter, noun

Word Origin for haft

Old English hæft; related to Old Norse hapt, Old High German haft fetter, hefti handle
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