hilt hilt  /ˈhɪlt/


  • (n) the handle of a sword or dagger


  1. They both worked hard to get everything they had, and they were enjoying it to the hilt.
  2. Instead, he signed up for the role and played it to the hilt.
  3. A light pivot toward him with your right shoulder and the world turns upside down: you have sunk the knife to its hilt into the middle of his chest.


  • Sucralose: Can Tate & Lyle keep its first-mover advantage?

    For a long time, Tate & Lyle had the sucralose market to itself. It discovered it, patented it to the hilt, and perfected the manufacturing process at plants capable of producing it on an industrial scale.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Food Navigator USA

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  1. "I won't risk your lives unless it is absolutely necessary," Mr. Obama said. "And if it is necessary, we will back you up to the hilt."
    on Oct 26, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source: New York Times

  2. "The leading contender, Alan Johnson, is backing the Prime Minister to the hilt. So that is that," Mr Miliband said.
    on Jun 9, 2009 By: David Miliband Source: UK Express

  3. "The fabulous sardonyx-hilted dagger ...... is typical of Shah Jahan's taste and character in a number of ways," Scottish historian William Dalrymple, wrote earlier this year. "The hilt reflects his love of rare and previous stones; its...
    on Mar 28, 2008 By: William Dalrymple Source: Reuters

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