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Meaning of HELVE

Pronunciation:  helv

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  the handle of a weapon or tool

HELVE is a 5 letter word that starts with H.


 Synonyms: haft
 See Also: awl, ax, axe, blade, brand, dagger, file, grip, handgrip, handle, hold, knife, reap hook, reaping hook, sickle, steel, sticker, sword



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Helve\, n. [OE. helve, helfe, AS. hielf, helf, hylf, cf.
    OHG. halb; and also E. halter, helm of a rudder.]
    1. The handle of an ax, hatchet, or adze.
    2. (Iron Working)
       (a) The lever at the end of which is the hammer head, in a
           forge hammer.
       (b) A forge hammer which is lifted by a cam acting on the
           helve between the fulcrum and the head.
  2. \Helve\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Helved}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    To furnish with a helve, as an ax.