- The handle of a knife, ax, or spear.More example sentences
- Tips remained in their natural form and were made into handles or hafts.
- Slowly, Joshua placed both his hands on the haft of the spear, just above the point, and pushed upward.
- The multiple notches may also represent hafting adjustments, for example, as the result of tool breakage or attempts to balance hafts.
verb[with object] (often as adjective hafted) Back to top
- Provide (a blade, ax head, or spearhead) with a haft.More example sentences
- The boys have found some information on the internet that has led them to believe it is a hafted core axe, between 5,000 and 6,000 years old, but they would like it confirmed by an expert.
- The traditional value of the blades was clearly recognized by their Aboriginal ‘collectors’, who sought to exploit it by hafting a resin handle in the traditional way.
- He hafted a series of replicated contracting-stemmed bifaces to notched wooden handles using adhesives of varying tensile strength; one was lashed only with deer sinew.
Old English hæft, of Germanic origin: related to Dutch heft, hecht and German Heft, also to heave.