at the helm

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of at the helm

1 : steering a boat or ship
  • The ship's captain was at the helm.
2 : in charge of an organization
  • He left after only a year at the helm of the corporation.

Word by Word Definitions

helm play
  1. : helmet

  1. : to cover or furnish with a helmet

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

  2. : position of the helm with respect to the amidships position

  3. : a position of control : head

  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

  2. : direct, control


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