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
helmetedplay \ˈhel-mə-təd\ adjective
helmetlikeplay \ˈhel-mət-ˌlīk\ adjective
Recent Examples of helmet from the Web
Neither victim was wearing a helmet, police said in a news release.
The men wore white construction helmets and loaded the motorcycle as people walked and jogged by.
Bike helmets for ride share Like New York and D.C., Aspen has a great bike-share system.
The Wheelhouse Bicycles + Coffee Pop in to tweak your ride or browse the selection of commuter-friendly cycling merch, from Handsome bikes to Yakkay helmet covers (for a hatlike effect).
The store features a large selection of bikes, as well as cycling apparel and shoes, helmets, and accessories.
Most of the participants dress in vintage or vintage-inspired gear, including goggles, leather helmets, white coveralls, and old Harley-Davidson sweaters.
Expats pony up small sums for gas masks and radios at home Maduro government responds with crackdown on private couriers Helmets and goggles come via private couriers or tucked in carry-on bags.
Police say two of the motorcyclists killed were not wearing helmets.
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HELMET Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of helmet for English Language Learners
: a hard hat that is worn to protect your head
HELMET Defined for Kids
Definition of helmet for Students
: a protective covering for the head
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