ansate

adjective
an·​sate | \ ˈanˌsāt, -sə̇t \
variants: or ansated \ -​ˌsātə̇d \

Definition of ansate

: having a handle or handle-shaped part

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First Known Use of ansate

1754, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for ansate

Latin ansatus, from ansa + -atus -ate, -ated

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“Ansate.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ansate. Accessed 23 January 2020.

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