the handle of a sword, dagger, tool, etc.
Origin of hiltMiddle English hilt from OE, akin to Old Norse hjalt from Indo-European base an unverified form kel-, to strike, split from source Classical Latin calamitas, harm, Old English hild, battle
to provide a hilt for
to the hilt
The handle of a weapon or tool.
Origin of hiltMiddle English from Old English
(third-person singular simple present hilts, present participle hilting, simple past and past participle hilted)
- To provide with a hilt.
From Old English hilt, hilte.