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From Old English hilt, hilte.

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hilt (plural hilts)

  1. The handle of a sword, consisting of grip, guard, and pommel, designed to facilitate use of the blade and afford protection to the hand.
  2. The base of the penis
    • 1749, John Cleland, Fanny Hill: Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure Part 2
      he draws it again, and just wetting it with spittle, re-enters, and with ease sheath'd it now up to the hilt

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hilt (third-person singular simple present hilts, present participle hilting, simple past and past participle hilted)

  1. (transitive) To provide with a hilt.

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