helmet

noun
hel·​met | \ ˈhel-mət How to pronounce helmet (audio) \

Definition of helmet

1 : a covering or enclosing headpiece of ancient or medieval armor — see armor illustration
2 : any of various protective head coverings usually made of a hard material to resist impact
3 : something resembling a helmet

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Other Words from helmet

helmeted \ ˈhel-​mə-​təd How to pronounce helmet (audio) \ adjective
helmetlike \ ˈhel-​mət-​ˌlīk How to pronounce helmet (audio) \ adjective

Examples of helmet in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Stefanski also reiterated that rookie receiver Donovan Peoples-Jones is in the concussion protocol after taking that hard helmet to the back on a high pass from Baker Mayfield. cleveland, "Browns’ Olivier Vernon ruptures his Achilles tendon and will undergo surgery," 4 Jan. 2021 After the defense forced a punt, special teams again delivered a mishap as the ball went off the helmet of Mykael Wright. oregonlive, "Oregon Ducks’ self-inflicted errors lead to Fiesta Bowl loss to Iowa State: Game at a glance," 2 Jan. 2021 During the brawl, Mississippi State’s De’Monte Russell, in street clothes beneath his jersey, ripped the helmet off Tulsa’s TieNeal Martin and appeared to land a punch to Martin’s head. orlandosentinel.com, "Brawl mars Mississippi State’s Armed Forces win over Tulsa," 1 Jan. 2021 During the brawl, Mississippi State's De'Monte Russell, in street clothes beneath his jersey, ripped the helmet off Tulsa's TieNeal Martin and appeared to land a punch to Martin's head. CBS News, "League vows review after wild brawl erupts between Mississippi State and Tulsa at end of Armed Forces Bowl," 1 Jan. 2021 Inside the helmet there was a fan at the top that blew air down, so that any air that got in would be flushed away. Lawrence Wright, The New Yorker, "The Plague Year," 28 Dec. 2020 The Devils helmet will have one for Prudential Financial. Mike Brehm, USA TODAY, "Washington Capitals, New Jersey Devils to feature sponsor decal on helmets this season," 22 Dec. 2020 The New Jersey Devils, Washington Capitals and Nashville Predators became the first teams to unveil helmet ads Tuesday. Stephen Whyno, chicagotribune.com, "NHL teams begin to unveil advertisements on helmets," 22 Dec. 2020 The New Jersey Devils, Washington Capitals and Nashville Predators became the first teams to unveil helmet ads Tuesday. Staff And News Services, SFChronicle.com, "Phillies promote former A’s, Stanford outfielder Sam Fuld to general manager," 22 Dec. 2020

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First Known Use of helmet

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for 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

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The first known use of helmet was in the 15th century

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13 Jan 2021

Cite this Entry

“Helmet.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/helmet. Accessed 19 Jan. 2021.

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More Definitions for helmet

helmet

noun
How to pronounce helmet (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of helmet

: a hard hat that is worn to protect your head

helmet

noun
hel·​met | \ ˈhel-mət How to pronounce helmet (audio) \

Kids Definition of helmet

: a protective covering for the head

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