basket hilt definition

  • noun:
    • A sword hilt with a basket-shaped guard providing to cover and protect the hand.
    • a method of sword hilt that surrounds and protects the hand.
    • a hilt with a covering wrought like basketwork to guard the hand.
    • A hilt, as of a sword, which takes care of the hand, and defends it from injury.
    • a hilt with a basket-shaped shield the hand

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