Part of speech: noun

The handle, as of an ax or hatchet.

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Usage examples "helve":

  1. I placed him at the fireplace where his eye, sooner or later, must fall upon my axe- helve. - "Adventures In Contentment", David Grayson AKA: Ray Stannard Baker.
  2. Uncle Remus made no direct response; but he leaned over, reached out his hand, and picked up an unfinished axe- helve that stood in the corner. - "Nights With Uncle Remus", Joel Chandler Harris.
  3. By experiment he learned just when to slide the guiding hand down the helve; and so gained accuracy. - "The Blazed Trail", Stewart Edward White.