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English Dictionary: helve by the DICT Development Group
3 results for helve
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  1. the handle of a weapon or tool
    Synonym(s): haft, helve
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   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.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Helve \Helve\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Helved}; p. pr. & vb. n.
      To furnish with a helve, as an ax.
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