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Definitions of helve

  1. To furnish with a helve, as an ax. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. To furnish with a handle, as an axe. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  3. To furnish with a helve, as an axe. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  4. To furnish with a helve. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  5. The handle of an ax, hatchet, or adze. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. The lever at the end of which is the hammer head, in a forge hammer. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. A forge hammer which is lifted by a cam acting on the helve between the fulcrum and the head. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. The handle of an ax; the handle of a forge hammer. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  9. Handle of an axe. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  10. The handle of an axe or hatchet. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for helve

  1. It is wide upon the edge, say from ten inches to a foot, or more; of thinner substance than the hilling hoe, not near so deep in the blade, and the eye is formed more bent and shelving than the latter, so that it can be set upon a more acute angle upon the helve at pleasure, by removing the wedge. – Tobacco; Its History, Varieties, Culture, Manufacture and Commerce by E. R. Billings
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