basket hilt

basket hilt

noun
the basketlike hilt of a sword, foil, etc., serving to cover and protect the hand.

Origin:
1540–50

basket-hilted, adjective
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basket hilt
 
n
a hilt fitted to a broadsword, with a generally padded basket-shaped guard to protect the hand
 
'basket-hilted
 
adj

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