helve

noun
\ ˈhelv How to pronounce helve (audio) \

Definition of helve

: a handle of a tool or weapon : haft

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Examples of helve in a Sentence

the head of the ax was crudely lashed to a wooden helve

First Known Use of helve

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for helve

Middle English, from Old English hielfe; probably akin to Old English helma helm

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The first known use of helve was before the 12th century

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“Helve.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/helve. Accessed 28 May. 2020.

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