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'd dagger
I'll bury to the haft in her fair breast. --Dryden.
2. A dwelling. [Scot.]
Haft, v. t. To set in, or furnish with, a haft; as, to haft a dagger.
n : the handle of a weapon or tool [syn: helve]
a handle as of a dagger (Judg. 3:22).