helmet

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noun hel·met \ˈhel-mət\

Definition of helmet

  1. 1 :  a covering or enclosing headpiece of ancient or medieval armor — see armor illustration

  2. 2 :  any of various protective head coverings usually made of a hard material to resist impact

  3. 3 :  something resembling a helmet

helmeted

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helmetlike

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Origin and Etymology of 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


First Known Use: 15th century


HELMET Defined for English Language Learners

helmet

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noun hel·met \ˈhel-mət\

Definition of helmet for English Language Learners

  • : a hard hat that is worn to protect your head


HELMET Defined for Kids

helmet

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noun hel·met \ˈhel-mət\

Definition of helmet for Students

  1. :  a protective covering for the head



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