American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A handle or hilt, especially the handle of a tool or weapon.
- v. To fit into or equip with a hilt or handle.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A handle; specifically, the handle of a cutting or thrusting instrument, as a knife, sword, or dagger; a hilt.
- To set in a haft; furnish with a handle.
- To drive up to the haft or hilt, as a knife or dirk.
- To fix or settle firmly; plant.
- n. A place of abode; dwelling; lodging.
- n. Northern England A piece of mountain pasture to which a farm animal has become hefted.
- n. The handle of a tool or weapon.
- v. To fit a handle to a tool or weapon.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A handle; that part of an instrument or vessel taken into the hand, and by which it is held and used; -- said chiefly of a knife, sword, or dagger; the hilt.
- n. Scot. A dwelling.
- v. To set in, or furnish with, a haft.
- n. the handle of a weapon or tool
- Old English hæft, Old High German heften make fast. (Wiktionary)
- Middle English, from Old English hæft; see kap- in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“The weapon is constructed of at least one ball which is attached to a haft by a metal chain.”
“Tantlatch continued to drum on the spear-haft, and gave no sign that he had heard.”
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“In his other hand, he reached in his robe and found the haft of a filleting knife.”
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“So you saying that Fox lies and only gives haft truths? interesting.”
“In response, Harald said, “If I am so weak as not to be able to wield a sword … let my hand be tied to the haft.””
““Mine,” Magnus said, stepping on the haft and driving the blade deeper through his spine.”
“I watch all the game and maybe 85% of commercials during the game and none at haft time.”
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