verb (used with object)
Origin of hilt
British Dictionary definitions for hilting
Word Origin for hilt
Word Origin and History for hilting
Old English hilt "hilt, handle of a sword or dagger," from Proto-Germanic *helt (cf. Old Norse hjalt, Old High German helza "hilt," Old Saxon helta "oar handle"), perhaps from PIE *kel- "to strike." Formerly also used in plural in same sense as singular.
Idioms and Phrases with hilting
see to the hilt.