Definition of at the helm
- The ship's captain was at the helm.
- He left after only a year at the helm of the corporation.
: to cover or furnish with a helmet
: a lever or wheel controlling the rudder of a ship for steering
: position of the helm with respect to the amidships position
: a position of control : head
: 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
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