basket hilt


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basket hilt

n.
A sword hilt with a basket-shaped guard serving to cover and protect the hand.

bas′ket-hilt′ed (-hĭl′tĭd) adj.

basket hilt

n
(Arms & Armour (excluding Firearms)) a hilt fitted to a broadsword, with a generally padded basket-shaped guard to protect the hand
ˈbasket-ˌhilted adj

bas′ket hilt`


n.
a cup-shaped hilt on a sword or foil for protecting the hand.
[1540–50]
bas′ket-hilt`ed, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.basket hilt - a hilt with a basket-shaped guard for the handbasket hilt - a hilt with a basket-shaped guard for the hand
hilt - the handle of a sword or dagger
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At the upper end of the room, were a couple of boys, one of them very tall and the other very short, both dressed as sailors--or at least as theatrical sailors, with belts, buckles, pigtails, and pistols complete--fighting what is called in play-bills a terrific combat, with two of those short broad-swords with basket hilts which are commonly used at our minor theatres.
00), a 252 page compendium which is beautifully illustrated in full color throughout and covers two-handed swords, English basket hilt swords, Jacobit basket hilt swords, Regulation baske hilt swords, and Nonregulaton swords of the period.
But the remarkable thing about this book is the way it convinces the reader of its thesis by sheer force of beauty: a wavelike basket hilt, the austere triumph of a blacksmith's art, is printed in a symphony of grays that would do justice to a Japanese print.