basket hilt

bas′ket hilt`
her a cup-shaped hilt on a sword or foil for protecting the hand
Etymology: 1540–50 bas′ket-hilt`ed, adj.

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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  • Basket hilt — Basket Bas ket, n. [Of unknown origin. The modern Celtic words seem to be from the English.] 1. A vessel made of osiers or other twigs, cane, rushes, splints, or other flexible material, interwoven. Rude baskets . . . woven of the flexile willow …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Basket-Hilt — an einem Mortuary Sword Als Basket Hilt (engl. Korbgefäß) bezeichnet man eine geschlossene Korbvariante die bei mehreren Schwertarten Verwendung fand. Unter anderem bei den Typen: schottisches Korbschwert, Schiavona und bei den meisten Versionen… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • basket hilt — n. a hilt with a basketlike guard for the hand, as on some swords basket hilted adj …   English World dictionary

  • basket hilt — basket hilted, adj. the basketlike hilt of a sword, foil, etc., serving to cover and protect the hand. [1540 50] * * * …   Universalium

  • basket hilt — /ˈbaskət hɪlt/ (say bahskuht hilt) noun an elaborate basket like hilt of a sword, serving to cover and protect the hand …   Australian English dictionary

  • basket hilt — noun a hilt with a basket shaped guard for the hand • Hypernyms: ↑hilt …   Useful english dictionary

  • basket-hilt — basˈket hilt noun A sword hilt with a protective covering like basketwork • • • Main Entry: ↑basket …   Useful english dictionary

  • basket hilt — noun Date: circa 1550 a hilt with a basket shaped guard to protect the hand • basket hilted adjective …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • basket hilt — n. hilt with a basket shaped hand cover for protection …   English contemporary dictionary

  • basket hilt — noun A style of sword hilt that surrounds and protects the hand …   Wiktionary

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