the handle of a sword or dagger.
the handle of any weapon or tool.
verb (used with object)
to furnish with a hilt.
to the hilt, to the maximum extent or degree; completely; fully:
to play the role to the hilt.
Also, up to the hilt.
the handle or shaft of a sword, dagger, etc
to the hilt, to the full
(transitive) to supply with a hilt
Old English hilt “hilt, handle of a sword or dagger,” from Proto-Germanic *helt (cf. Old Norse hjalt, Old High German helza “hilt,” Old Saxon helta “oar handle”), perhaps from PIE *kel- “to strike.” Formerly also used in plural in same sense as singular.
see: to the hilt
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/ˈhaɪləs/ noun 1. a rare word for hilum (sense 2)
- Hilus cell
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