hilt definition

  • noun:
    • The handle of a weapon or tool.
    • The handle of a sword, composed of hold, guard, and pommel, built to facilitate utilization of the knife and manage protection to the hand.
    • The base for the penis
    • A handle; specifically, the handle of a sword, dagger, or the want.
    • That element of a sword, dagger, or similar gun which affords a grasp the hand, and often a protection for this also.
    • A sword or foil.
    • The handle of a shield.
    • the handle of a sword or dagger
  • idiom:
    • toward hilt towards limitation; totally: played the part into the hilt.
  • verb:
    • to give with a hilt.

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