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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A decorative loop or tassel attached to the hilt of a sword.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A type of ribbon attached to the hilt of a sword, originally as a way of fastening it to the wrist, but later chiefly as an ornament.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a ribbon tied to the hilt of a sword.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A ribbon or tassel tied to the hilt of a sword.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. an ornamental tassel on the hilt of a sword


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