basket hilt

noun

Definition of basket hilt

: a hilt with a basket-shaped guard to protect the hand

Other Words from basket hilt

basket-hilted \ ˌba-​skit-​ˈhil-​təd How to pronounce basket-hilted (audio) \ adjective

First Known Use of basket hilt

circa 1550, in the meaning defined above

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“Basket hilt.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/basket%20hilt. Accessed 29 Sep. 2020.

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