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basket hilt Syllabification: bas·ket hilt

Definition of basket hilt in English:


A sword hilt with a guard resembling basketwork.
Example sentences
  • His focus fell fully on the armed man carelessly waving his sword around-a thin blade with a gaudy basket hilt.
  • Swept-hilts, ring-hilts, cage-hilts, and some basket hilts are forms of complex-guard.
  • At about this time the full basket hilt was understandably made to be taken off the blade to allow the fitting of the cruciform hilt, for which the nut on top of the pommel may be noted.
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