hilt


hilt

noun \ˈhilt\

: the handle of a sword or dagger

Full Definition of HILT

:  a handle especially of a sword or dagger
to the hilt
1
:  to the very limit :  completely <the farm was mortgaged to the hilt>
2
:  with nothing lacking <played the role to the hilt>

Origin of HILT

Middle English, from Old English; akin to Old High German helza hilt
First Known Use: before 12th century

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