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helm

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noun \ˈhelm\

Definition of helm

  1. :  helmet 1



Origin of helm

Middle English, from Old English


First Known Use: before 12th century

Rhymes with helm


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helm

verb

Definition of helm

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to cover or furnish with a helmet



Before 12th Century

First Known Use of helm

before 12th century


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helm

noun

Definition of helm

  1. 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. 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


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helm

verb

Definition of helm

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to direct with or as if with a helm :  steer

  3. 2 :  direct, control <the director has helmed many action movies>



1603

First Known Use of helm

1603

Other Nautical Terms



HELM Defined for Kids

helm

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noun \ˈhelm\

Definition of helm

  1. 1 :  a lever or wheel for steering a ship

  2. 2 :  a position of control <He took over the helm of the failing business.>





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