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 for helve
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     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.
            [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Helve \Helve\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Helved; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Helving.]
     To furnish with a helve, as an ax.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  helve
      n 1: the handle of a weapon or tool [syn: haft, helve]

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