A handle of a tool, such as an ax, chisel, or hammer.
The handle of a tool, esp. of an ax or hatchet.
To put a helve on; equip with a helve.
To furnish (an axe, etc.) with a helve.
Origin of helve
- Middle English from Old English hielfe
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Old English helfe.