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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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