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helve

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noun \ˈhelv\

Definition of helve

  1. :  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

Rhymes with helve


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