Haft (?), n. [AS. haeft; akin to D. & G. heft, Icel. hepti, and to E. Heave, or have. Cf. Heft.]

1.

A handle; that part of an instrument or vessel taken into the hand, and by which it is held and used; -- said chiefly of a knife, sword, or dagger; the hilt.

This brandish'dagger I'll bury to the haft in her fair breast. Dryden.

2.

A dwelling.

[Scot.]

Jamieson.

 

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Haft, v. t.

To set in, or furnish with, a haft; as, to haft a dagger.

 

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