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Related to basket hilt: broadsword
A sword hilt with a basket-shaped guard serving to cover and protect the hand.
bas′ket-hilt′ed (-hĭl′tĭd) adj.
(Arms & Armour (excluding Firearms)) a hilt fitted to a broadsword, with a generally padded basket-shaped guard to protect the hand
a cup-shaped hilt on a sword or foil for protecting the hand.