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Other Helve Definition

[n] the handle of a weapon or tool

Synonyms

haft

Misc. Definitions

\Helve\, n. [OE. helve, helfe, AS. hielf, helf, hylf, cf. OHG. halb; and also E. halter, helm of a rudder.]
1. The handle of an ax, hatchet, or adze.
2. (Iron Working) (a) The lever at the end of which is the hammer head, in a forge hammer. (b) A forge hammer which is lifted by a cam acting on the helve between the fulcrum and the head.
\Helve\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Helved}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Helving}.] To furnish with a helve, as an ax.

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