helm

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1helm

noun \ˈhelm\

Definition of HELM

:  helmet 1

Origin of HELM

Middle English, from Old English
First Known Use: before 12th century

Rhymes with HELM

2helm

verb

Definition of HELM

transitive verb
:  to cover or furnish with a helmet

First Known Use of HELM

before 12th century

3helm

noun

Definition of HELM

1
a :  a lever or wheel controlling the rudder of a ship for steering; broadly :  the entire apparatus for steering a ship
b :  position of the helm with respect to the amidships position <turn the helm hard alee>
2
:  a position of control :  head <a new dean is at the helm of the medical school>

Origin of HELM

Middle English helme, from Old English helma; akin to Old High German helmo tiller
First Known Use: before 12th century

Other Nautical Terms

avast, aweigh, flotsam, jib, keel, lee, port, starboard, stay

4helm

verb

Definition of HELM

transitive verb
1
:  to direct with or as if with a helm :  steer
2
:  direct, control <the director has helmed many action movies>

First Known Use of HELM

1603

Other Nautical Terms

avast, aweigh, flotsam, jib, keel, lee, port, starboard, stay

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