Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
The handle of a weapon or tool, especially a sword, dagger, or knife.
handle, haft, handgrip, grip, shaft, shank, stock, helveView synonyms
- ‘Some clutched the hilts of their swords, others dirks or bows.’
- ‘She gripped the weapon by its hilt and its sheathe and carefully lifted it down from its hooks.’
- ‘Lodge put his sunglasses on and stood up, his hand gripped around the hilt of his weapon.’
- ‘His hands were steady, and his grip strong on the hilt of his sword.’
- ‘Thron followed, and both kept loose grips on the hilts of their swords.’
- ‘Veon frowned but said nothing, his hand gripping the hilt of his sword tightly.’
- ‘His left hand grasped the hilt of his sword and his right hand tightened at his side.’
- ‘He replied, his stance changing, his left hand firmly gripping the hilt of his sword.’
- ‘He grasped the handle of the shield and the hilt of the sword, and felt himself being pushed along.’
- ‘Angel gripped the hilt of the dagger, still not certain whether he was friend or foe.’
- ‘I let the arrow fly just as Blaise gripped the hilt of her knife and it landed solidly in the wooden sign.’
- ‘Hanging at her waist, the hilt of a dagger protruded from its lacquered wooden scabbard.’
- ‘The last thing Jack remembered was gripping the hilt of his sword before he was knocked out.’
- ‘They saw Rurik shift his grip on his sword hilt and Banor stretch his right arm, ready to use magic.’
- ‘He firmly gripped the hilt of his long sword and shouted brief words of refusal.’
- ‘She had a tight grip on the hilt of her sword and it tightened with every punch Hawk received.’
- ‘Quad's hands gripped sword hilts, cueing Mack to bring his rifle to a firing position.’
- ‘The five members of the Black Handles had their hands placed on the hilts of their swords or daggers.’
- ‘His hand griped the hilt of his sword, the blade drawn but down so the point traced a line in the snow.’
- ‘Her left hand closed around an invisible scabbard and her right hand clutched the hilt of a sword.’
Old English hilt, hilte, of Germanic origin.
Are you looking for a word for a foolish person? We explore twelve interesting words to describe the dunderheads in your life.
Before you run for the hills, let’s run through a list of ‘run’ expressions that are running through our minds.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.