Definition of hilt noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//hɪlt//
; NAmE NAmE//hɪlt//
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  • the handle of a sword, knife, etc.
  • Word OriginOld English hilt, hilte, of Germanic origin.Idioms as much as possible We're mortgaged up to the hilt. They have promised to back us to the hilt.
    See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: hilt