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basket hilt

noun
1.
the basketlike hilt of a sword, foil, etc., serving to cover and protect the hand.
Origin
1540-1550
1540-50
Related forms
basket-hilted, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for baskethilted

basket hilt

noun
1.
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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