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haft

noun \ ˈhaft \

Definition of haft

: the handle of a weapon or tool

Examples of haft in a Sentence

  1. the blade of the adze is still good, but the haft is broken and will have to be replaced

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Origin and Etymology of haft

Middle English, from Old English hæft; akin to Old English hebban to lift — more at heave

haft Synonyms

Synonyms

grip, handgrip, handle, helve;

Related Words

bar, handlebar;

bail, bow, loop;

hilt, shaft;

broomstick;


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haft

verb

Definition of haft

hafted; hafting; hafts
: to set in or furnish with a haft

First Known Use of haft

15th century

in the meaning defined above

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