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helve


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Helve  \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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Helve  \Helve\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Helved};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Helving}.] 
  To  furnish  with  a  helve,  as  an  ax 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  helve 
  n  :  the  handle  of  a  weapon  or  tool  [syn:  {haft}] 




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