verb (used with object), helved, helv·ing.
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Origin of helve
OTHER WORDS FROM helvehelv·er, nounun·helved, adjective
Words nearby helve
Example sentences from the Web for helve
But their throwing the helve after the hatchet, and giving up the malt-duty because they had lost the other, was droll enough.Memoirs of the Life of Sir Walter Scott, Volume V (of 10)|John Gibson Lockhart
Up springs the hatchet from the bottom of the water, and fixes itself to its old acquaintance, the helve.My Novel, Complete|Edward Bulwer-Lytton
So I used the helve of an entrenching-tool and the stalks of the willow undergrowth.At Suvla Bay|John Hargrave
Having come somewhat painfully by that helve, I really wanted to see it in use.Adventures In Contentment|David Grayson
The feel of the blow was good as the keen blade sank to the helve.Connie Morgan in the Fur Country|James B. Hendryx