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Definition of hilt noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

hilt

 noun
noun
NAmE//hɪlt//
 
 
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  • the handle of a sword, knife, etc.
  • Idioms
    (up) to the hilt
     
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    as much as possible We're mortgaged up to the hilt. They have promised to back us to the hilt.
    See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: hilt