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HELVE, n. helv. The handle of an ax or hatchet.
noun Etymology: Middle English, from Old English hielfe; probably akin to Old English helma helm Date: before 12th century a handle of a tool or weapon
n. the handle of a weapon or a tool. Etymology: OE helfe f. WG
Helve Helve, n. [OE. helve, helfe, AS. hielf, helf, hylf, cf. OHG. halb; and also E. halter, helm of a rudder.] 1. The handle of an ax, hatchet, or adze. 2. (Iron Working) (a) The lever at the end of which is the hammer head, in a forge hammer. (b) A forge hammer which is lifted by a cam acting on the helve between the fulcrum and the head.
Helve Helve, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Helved; p. pr. & vb. n. Helving.] To furnish with a helve, as an ax.
helv (`ets "wood," "tree"): The handle or wooden part of an ax. "The head (margin "iron") slippeth from the helve" (margin "tree," De 19:5). The marginal reading suggests that "the ax is supposed to glance off the tree it is working on."