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Definition of Helve


  1. The handle of an ax, hatchet, or adze.
  2. The lever at the end of which is the hammer head, in a forge hammer.
  3. A forge hammer which is lifted by a cam acting on the helve between the fulcrum and the head.
  4. To furnish with a helve, as an ax.

Helve Translations

helve in German is Stiel
helve in Italian is gambo
helve in Spanish is mastil