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hilt

[ hilt ]
/ hɪlt /
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noun
the handle of a sword or dagger.
the handle of any weapon or tool.
verb (used with object)
to furnish with a hilt.
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Idioms about hilt

    to the hilt, to the maximum extent or degree; completely; fully to play the role to the hilt.Also up to the hilt.

Origin of hilt

First recorded before 900; Middle English, Old English hilt(e); cognate with Middle Dutch hilt(e), Old Norse hjalt, Old High German helza “handle of a sword”
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How to use hilt in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for hilt

hilt
/ (hɪlt) /

noun
the handle or shaft of a sword, dagger, etc
to the hilt to the full
verb
(tr) to supply with a hilt

Word Origin for hilt

Old English; related to Old Norse hjalt, Old Saxon helta oar handle, Old High German helza
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Other Idioms and Phrases with hilt

hilt

see to the hilt.

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