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Meaning of hilt

hilt

Pronunciation: (hilt), [key]
— n.
  1. the handle of a sword or dagger.
  2. the handle of any weapon or tool.
  3. to the maximum extent or degree; completely; fully: to play the role to the hilt.
—v.t.
  1. to furnish with a hilt.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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