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Haft


H'AFT, noun [Latin capio.] A handle; that part of an instrument or vessel which is taken into the hand, and by which it is held and used. It is used chiefly for the part of a sword or dagger by which it is held; the hilt.

H'AFT, verb transitive To set in a haft; to furnish with a handle.