helve

2 ENTRIES FOUND:

helve

noun \ˈhelv\

Definition of HELVE

:  a handle of a tool or weapon :  haft

Examples of HELVE

  1. <the head of the ax was crudely lashed to a wooden helve>

Origin of HELVE

Middle English, from Old English hielfe; probably akin to Old English helma helm
First Known Use: before 12th century

Related to HELVE

Rhymes with HELVE

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: helve hammer
Previous Word in the Dictionary: helter–skelter (adjective)
All Words Near: helve

Seen & Heard

What made you want to look up helve? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Get Our Free Apps
Voice Search, Favorites,
Word of the Day, and More
Join Us on FB & Twitter
Get the Word of the Day and More