[ hilt ]
/ hɪlt /
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 for 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
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
Words nearby hilt
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Example sentences 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.The Romance of Words (4th ed.)|Ernest Weekley
British Dictionary definitions for hilted
/ (hɪlt) /
the handle or shaft of a sword, dagger, etc
to the hilt to the full
(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
see to the hilt.
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