- a handle, especially of a knife, sword, or dagger.
- to furnish with a haft or handle; set in a haft.
Origin of haft
Examples from the Web for hafted
Historical Examples of hafted
Others were furnished with projecting flanges to prevent them from swerving by the blow when hafted on a bent stick.The Evolution of Culture
Augustus Henry Lane-Fox Pitt-Rivers
We attempt only a rough breakdown between blades and large points, either of which if hafted could serve the purpose of a knife.The Topanga Culture Final Report on Excavations, 1948
A. E. Treganza
It is possible that the specimens under consideration may have been hafted in this manner.Art in Shell of the Ancient Americans
William H. Holmes
We took off our equipment, hafted the entrenching tools which we always carry, and bent to our work in the wet clay.The Amateur Army
- the handle of an axe, knife, etc
- (tr) to provide with a haft
Word Origin for haft
Old English hæft "handle," related to hæft "fetter," from Proto-Germanic *haftjom (cf. Old Saxon haft "captured;" Dutch hecht, Old High German hefti, German Heft "handle;" German Haft "arrest"), from PIE *kap- "to grasp" (see capable). To haven other haeftes in hand "have other hafts in hand" was a 14c.-15c. way of saying "have other business to attend to."