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haft

 (hăft)
n.
A handle or hilt, especially the handle of a tool or weapon.
tr.v. haft·ed, haft·ing, hafts
To fit into or equip with a hilt or handle.

[Middle English, from Old English hæft; see kap- in Indo-European roots.]

haft

(hɑːft)
n
(Arms & Armour (excluding Firearms)) the handle of an axe, knife, etc
vb
(Arms & Armour (excluding Firearms)) (tr) to provide with a haft
[Old English hæft; related to Old Norse hapt, Old High German haft fetter, hefti handle]
ˈhafter n

haft

(hæft, hɑft)

n.
1. a handle, esp. of a knife, sword, or dagger.
v.t.
2. to furnish with a haft or handle; set in a haft.
[before 1000; Middle English; Old English hæft, c. Middle Low German hechte, Old High German hefti, Old Norse hepti]

haft


Past participle: hafted
Gerund: hafting

Imperative
haft
haft
Present
I haft
you haft
he/she/it hafts
we haft
you haft
they haft
Preterite
I hafted
you hafted
he/she/it hafted
we hafted
you hafted
they hafted
Present Continuous
I am hafting
you are hafting
he/she/it is hafting
we are hafting
you are hafting
they are hafting
Present Perfect
I have hafted
you have hafted
he/she/it has hafted
we have hafted
you have hafted
they have hafted
Past Continuous
I was hafting
you were hafting
he/she/it was hafting
we were hafting
you were hafting
they were hafting
Past Perfect
I had hafted
you had hafted
he/she/it had hafted
we had hafted
you had hafted
they had hafted
Future
I will haft
you will haft
he/she/it will haft
we will haft
you will haft
they will haft
Future Perfect
I will have hafted
you will have hafted
he/she/it will have hafted
we will have hafted
you will have hafted
they will have hafted
Future Continuous
I will be hafting
you will be hafting
he/she/it will be hafting
we will be hafting
you will be hafting
they will be hafting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been hafting
you have been hafting
he/she/it has been hafting
we have been hafting
you have been hafting
they have been hafting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been hafting
you will have been hafting
he/she/it will have been hafting
we will have been hafting
you will have been hafting
they will have been hafting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been hafting
you had been hafting
he/she/it had been hafting
we had been hafting
you had been hafting
they had been hafting
Conditional
I would haft
you would haft
he/she/it would haft
we would haft
you would haft
they would haft
Past Conditional
I would have hafted
you would have hafted
he/she/it would have hafted
we would have hafted
you would have hafted
they would have hafted
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.haft - the handle of a weapon or toolhaft - the handle of a weapon or tool  
awl - a pointed tool for marking surfaces or for punching small holes
ax, axe - an edge tool with a heavy bladed head mounted across a handle
dagger, sticker - a short knife with a pointed blade used for piercing or stabbing
file - a steel hand tool with small sharp teeth on some or all of its surfaces; used for smoothing wood or metal
handgrip, handle, grip, hold - the appendage to an object that is designed to be held in order to use or move it; "he grabbed the hammer by the handle"; "it was an old briefcase but it still had a good grip"
knife - edge tool used as a cutting instrument; has a pointed blade with a sharp edge and a handle
reap hook, reaping hook, sickle - an edge tool for cutting grass or crops; has a curved blade and a short handle
sword, steel, blade, brand - a cutting or thrusting weapon that has a long metal blade and a hilt with a hand guard

haft

noun handle, butt, shaft, hilt, handgrip, helve the small gold and silver inlaid haft of the tiny dagger
Translations

haft

[hɑːft] Nmango m, puño m

haft

n (of knife)Heft nt; (of sword)Griff m
References in classic literature ?
Upon this haft stands the assassin's natal autograph, written in the blood of that helpless and unoffending old man who loved you and whom you all loved.
My husband says I'm allays like as if I was putting the haft for the handle--that's what he says--for he's very sharp, God help him.
The dust hid him; only I was now weaponless, for the haft of my spear--it was but a light throwing assegai--broke in two, leaving nothing but a little bit of stick in my hand.
Gurth darted at him a savage and revengeful scowl, and with a fierce, yet hesitating motion, laid his hand on the haft of his knife; but the interference of Prior Aymer, who pushed his mule betwixt his companion and the swineherd, prevented the meditated violence.
Ben, in his long, lonely wanderings about the island, had found the skeleton--it was he that had rifled it; he had found the treasure; he had dug it up (it was the haft of his pick-axe that lay broken in the excavation); he had carried it on his back, in many weary journeys, from the foot of the tall pine to a cave he had on the two-pointed hill at the north-east angle of the island, and there it had lain stored in safety since two months before the arrival of the HISPANIOLA.
One of the blacks guarding him struck him across the mouth with the haft of his spear; but none there knew the significance of his cry.
And she flew to a little inlaid casket which stood upon the dressing table, opened it with a feverish and trembling band, drew from it a small poniard, with a golden haft and a sharp thin blade, and then threw herself with a bound upon D'Artagnan.
An' if thee'st set thy heart on a lass as'll bring thee nought and waste all, when thee mightst ha' them as 'ud make a man on thee, I'll say nought, now thy feyther's dead an' drownded, for I'm no better nor an old haft when the blade's gone.
And so " Mowgli thought hard, with his fingers playing round the haft of the skinning-knife, while Buldeo and the charcoal-burners went off very valiantly in single file.
The slave had fallen on top of his master; one leg lay swathed and twisted; one black hand had but partially relaxed upon the haft of a knife (the knife) that stood up hilt-deep in a blacker heart.
Do you recall how his point stuck into you and how with his haft I beat you over the head?
It was a long-handled tomahawk, the head of it an ordinary shingler's hatchet, the haft of it, native-made, a black and polished piece of hard wood, inlaid in rude designs with mother-of-pearl and wrapped with coconut sennit to make a hand grip.