from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A sword hilt with a basket-shaped guard serving to cover and protect the hand.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A style of sword hilt that surrounds and protects the hand.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. a hilt with a covering wrought like basketwork to protect the hand.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A hilt, as of a sword, which covers the hand, and defends it from injury.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a hilt with a basket-shaped guard for the hand
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