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.

Idioms

    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

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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Examples from the Web for hilted

  • Fleuret meant in Old French a sword-blade not yet polished and hilted, and we find it used, as we do Eng.

British Dictionary definitions for hilted

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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Idioms and Phrases with hilted

hilt

see to the hilt.


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