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helmet

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noun hel·met \ˈhel-mət\

Simple Definition of helmet

  • : a hard hat that is worn to protect your head

Full Definition of helmet

  1. 1 :  a covering or enclosing headpiece of ancient or medieval armor — see armor illustration

  2. 2 :  any of various protective head coverings usually made of a hard material to resist impact

  3. 3 :  something resembling a helmet

hel·met·ed play \-mə-təd\ adjective
hel·met·like play \-mət-ˌlīk\ adjective

Origin of helmet

Middle English, from Middle French, diminutive of helme helmet, of Germanic origin; akin to Old English helm helmet, Old High German helan to conceal — more at hell


First Known Use: 15th century

Rhymes with helmet


HELMET Defined for Kids

helmet

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noun hel·met \ˈhel-mət\

Definition of helmet

  1. :  a protective covering for the head





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