haft

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Etymology 1Edit

From Old English hæft, from Proto-Germanic *haftiją.

NounEdit

haft ‎(plural hafts)

  1. The handle of a tool or weapon.
    • Dryden
      This brandish'd dagger / I'll bury to the haft in her fair breast.
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haft ‎(third-person singular simple present hafts, present participle hafting, simple past and past participle hafted)

  1. To fit a handle to a tool or weapon.
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Etymology 2Edit

From Old Norse hefð.

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NounEdit

haft ‎(plural hafts)

  1. (Northern England) A piece of mountain pasture to which a farm animal has become hefted.
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haft n ‎(genitive singular hafts, nominative plural höft)

  1. (of a horse) hobble
  2. (in the plural) restrictions
  3. (anatomy) frenulum
  4. (genetics, of a chromosome) constriction

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ScotsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse hefð.

NounEdit

haft (plural hafts)

  1. Alternative spelling of heft

SwedishEdit

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haft

  1. supine of ha.
  2. supine of hava.
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