basket hilt

noun

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

Word History

First Known Use

circa 1550, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of basket hilt was circa 1550

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Cite this Entry

“Basket hilt.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/basket%20hilt. Accessed 2 Feb. 2023.

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