haft

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Old English hæft.

Noun[edit]

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 2[edit]

From Old Norse hefð.

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Noun[edit]

haft (plural hafts)

  1. (Northern England) A piece of mountain pasture to which a farm animal has become hefted.
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Icelandic[edit]

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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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Scots[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse hefð.

Noun[edit]

haft (plural hafts)

  1. Alternative spelling of heft

Swedish[edit]

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haft

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