haft


1haft

noun \ˈhaft\

Definition of HAFT

:  the handle of a weapon or tool

Examples of HAFT

  1. <the blade of the adze is still good, but the haft is broken and will have to be replaced>

Origin of HAFT

Middle English, from Old English hæft; akin to Old English hebban to lift — more at heave
First Known Use: before 12th century

Rhymes with HAFT

2haft

verb

Definition of HAFT

transitive verb
:  to set in or furnish with a haft

First Known Use of HAFT

15th century

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