Definition of Basket hilt

1. Noun. A hilt with a basket-shaped guard for the hand.

Generic synonyms: Hilt

Definition of Basket hilt

1. Noun. A style of sword hilt that surrounds and protects the hand. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Basket Hilt

basivertebral vein
basket-handle arch
basket ash
basket case
basket cases
basket cell
basket fern
basket fish
basket flower
basket hilt (current term)
basket house
basket oak
basket rummy
basket spikemoss
basket star
basket stars
basket toss
basket tosses
basket weave
basket willow
basket work
basketball backboard

Literary usage of Basket hilt

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1. Schools and Masters of Fence: From the Middle Ages to the Eighteenth Century by Egerton Castle (1885)
"These bars are likewise connected with each other in many different and artistic fashions, and thus the basket hilt is constituted. ..."

2. A Description of Indian and Oriental Armour: Illustrated from the Collection by Wilbraham Egerton Egerton (1896)
"PISTOL-SWORD ; straight blade of burnished steel ; basket hilt of steel, ... SABRE; broad fluted blade, slightly recurved ; basket hilt, with spiked pommel ..."

3. The Scotsman's Library: Being a Collection of Anecdotes and Facts by James Mitchell (1825)
"A Highland Serjeant, formerly billeted in Mr. Van Mon's house, at Brussels, came back with the basket-hilt of his sword so bruised that he could not get his ..."

4. A Dictionary of Lowland Scotch: With an Introductory Chapter Onthe Poetry by Charles Mackay (1888)
"... or hilt of a sword; and mand is a basket or other piece of wickerwork; whence schacht-mand, a basket-hilt, or the length of a basket hilt of a ..."

5. Notes and Queries by Martim de Albuquerque (1869)
"The this kind in my possession : — chancellor having pronounced decidedly against This on a broadsword, with basket hilt of the would not thereby become ..."

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