Helve meaning

hĕlv
A handle of a tool, such as an ax, chisel, or hammer.
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The handle of a tool, esp. of an ax or hatchet.
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To put a helve on; equip with a helve.
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The handle or haft of a tool or weapon.
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A forge hammer lifted by a cam acting on the helve between the fulcrum and the head.
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To furnish (an axe, etc.) with a helve.
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Origin of helve

  • Middle English from Old English hielfe
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Old English helfe.
    From Wiktionary