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 When the client opens the suite door, Rebe hits his groin with her helmet and throws him out. Ruth Etiesit Samuel, Los Angeles Times, 18 June 2021 Fanone told the Washington Post in January he was dragged down the Capitol steps with his helmet pulled off, and was attacked with a stun gun and flagpole, suffering a mild heart attack. Andrew Solender, Forbes, 17 June 2021 This stylish helmet is designed for seasoned bikers. Hanna Horvath, NBC News, 7 Apr. 2021 Hopkins' helmet includes a high-definition camera for crystal clear views of his perspective throughout the spacewalk. Ashley Strickland, CNN, 13 Mar. 2021 Rubins’ helmet featured a new high-definition camera that provided stunning views, particularly those showing the vivid blue Earth 270 miles (435 kilometers) below. Marcia Dunn, orlandosentinel.com, 1 Mar. 2021 Rubins' helmet featured a new high-definition camera that provided stunning views, particularly those showing the vivid blue Earth 270 miles (435 kilometers) below. Marcia Dunn, Chron, 28 Feb. 2021 McKinley, whose helmet hit the face mask of Stanford tight end Tucker Fisk and was called targeting upon a booth review, was disqualified and will miss the first half next week. oregonlive, 8 Nov. 2020 Barnes grabbed the ball and got his mitt down on the Margot’s outstretched hand while the runner’s helmet tumbled off and cut his own lip. The Salt Lake Tribune, 26 Oct. 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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24 Jul 2021

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“Helmet.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/helmet. Accessed 26 Jul. 2021.

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More Definitions for helmet

helmet

noun

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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