[ 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.
Words nearby hilt
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
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British Dictionary definitions for hilting
/ (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 hilting
see to the hilt.
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