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Definitions of hilt

  1. A handle; especially, the handle of a sword, dagger, or the like. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. A handle, especially of a sword; as, the hilt of Arthur's sword was rich with jewels. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  3. The handle, esp. of a sword. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  4. Handle. esp. of a sword. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  5. The handle and guard of a sword or dagger. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  6. The handle of anything, especially of a sword. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  7. The handle of anything, chiefly a sword. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for hilt

  1. It beat the high waves hollow, as if it fell from the sky upon them; and it snapped off one of our oars at the hilt so that two of our men rolled backward. – Erema My Father's Sin by R. D. Blackmore
  2. In such a hilt to- hilt struggle his ignorance was almost an advantage. – The Justice of the King by Hamilton Drummond
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