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Definition of helve in English:


The handle of a weapon or tool.
Example sentences
  • As he attempted to shoot the second time, he struck the pistol out of his hand with the helve of the axe.
  • The handle (also known as the haft or helve) of the axe, like the carpenter, has a neck, shoulders, back, heel, foot, and toe, propelling the tool into the physical act of shaping a piece of material.
  • After a few seconds the axe flashes into view, helve over blade, and lands with a heavy slap of foam in the stream.


Old English helfe, of Germanic origin; related to halter1.

Words that rhyme with helve

delve, shelve, twelve
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