from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The handle of a weapon or tool.
- idiom to the hilt To the limit; completely: played the role to the hilt.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The handle of a sword, consisting of grip, guard, and pommel, designed to facilitate use of the blade and afford protection to the hand.
- n. The base of the penis
- v. To provide with a hilt.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A handle; especially, the handle of a sword, dagger, or the like.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. That part of a sword, dagger, or similar weapon which affords a grasp for the hand, and usually a protection for it as well.
- n. A sword or foil.
- n. The handle of a shield.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the handle of a sword or dagger
Middle English, from Old English.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Old English hilt, hilte. (Wiktionary)