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basket hilt

the basketlike hilt of a sword, foil, etc., serving to cover and protect the hand.
Origin of basket hilt
Related forms
basket-hilted, adjective Unabridged
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  • So close they were, there was small room for the whirl of the basket-hilt, and "Mind Tom-a-Phubaill and the shortened steel!"

    The Lost Pibroch Neil Munro
  • It was only when the marquis was leaving the hall that the governor noticed the basket-hilt of the old man's dueling sword.

    The Grey Cloak Harold MacGrath
British Dictionary definitions for basket-hilt

basket hilt

a hilt fitted to a broadsword, with a generally padded basket-shaped guard to protect the hand
Derived Forms
basket-hilted, adjective
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