at the helm

Definition of at the helm

  1. 1 :  steering a boat or ship The ship's captain was at the helm.

  2. 2 :  in charge of an organization He left after only a year at the helm of the corporation.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  helmet

  1. :  to cover or furnish with a helmet

  1. :  a lever or wheel controlling the rudder of a ship for steering

    :  the entire apparatus for steering a ship

    :  position of the helm with respect to the amidships position

  1. :  to direct (a ship) with a lever or wheel that controls the rudder :  to direct (a ship) with or as if with a helm (see 3helm 1a) :  steer

    :  direct, control

Seen and Heard

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to cast off or become cast off

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