- a wheel or tiller by which a ship is steered.
- the entire steering apparatus of a ship.
- the angle with the fore-and-aft line made by a rudder when turned: 15-degree helm.
Origin of helm1
OTHER WORDS FROM helmhelmless, adjective
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How to use helm in a sentence
At the helm of FaZe Clan, he’s helped build out one of the most followed esports organizations in the world.FaZe Clan’s Lee Trink, Troy Carter and Nick ‘Nickmercs’ Kolcheff are coming to Disrupt 2020|Jordan Crook|September 11, 2020|TechCrunch
Neuberger took the helm at the NSA’s newly created Cybersecurity Directorate a year ago as part of the agency’s renewed effort to disrupt foreign adversaries and help Americans stay secure.NSA’s Anne Neuberger to talk cybersecurity at Disrupt 2020|Zack Whittaker|September 4, 2020|TechCrunch
Gaspar would be out of office and they’d likely remove Desmond from the helm of SANDAG, to be replaced with two of their own.One Race Could Make or Break Plans to Overhaul the Region’s Transportation System|Jesse Marx|August 13, 2020|Voice of San Diego
They also have a steady hand at the helm in veteran manager Dusty Baker.Baseball Will Be Weird This Year. But The Astros And Yankees Are Favorites In The American League … Again.|Neil Paine (email@example.com)|July 21, 2020|FiveThirtyEight
This allowed for an efficient manufacturing process of modular pieces, like extended cheek guards that could be attached to the main helm through hinges.Know Your Ancient Greek Helmets: From Attic to Phrygian|Dattatreya Mandal|May 19, 2020|Realm of History
He was initially with a group that traveled by motor vehicles, but has spent the past two decades with a horse at his helm.
James Gunn, the director Marvel handpicked to helm the sci-fi opera Guardians of the Galaxy, was facing a similar quandary.The Next Han Solo: Chris Pratt on His Star-Making Turn in ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’|Marlow Stern|July 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Morbid Anatomy, with Ebenstein at the helm, seems to do it all, from publishing books to leading international trips.Brooklyn’s Museum of Death: Inside Morbid Anatomy’s House of Intriguing Horrors|Nina Strochlic|July 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Both of them argue that they were simply burned out after four years at the helm, and it was just time to move on.
She stepped behind the camera in 2012 to helm the Lifetime movie Talhotblond.Courteney Cox Gets Personal About Her Directorial Debut, ‘Just Before I Go’|Kevin Fallon|April 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Malcolm asked her gently to go back to the helm and keep it jammed hard-a-starboard until they arrived at the left bank.The Red Year|Louis Tracy
It was seen just in time to put the helm a-lee, or we should have run upon it.
She felt herself but a ship on a sea of troubles, whose helm was guided by that experienced sailor, her cousin Lucy.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume II (of 3)|Charles James Wills
The order was promptly obeyed, and the helm shoved hard a-port, but there was no responsive sheer.
During all this time Mr Jones sat at the helm of his little boat, and held steadily out to sea.
British Dictionary definitions for helm (1 of 2)
- the wheel, tiller, or entire apparatus by which a vessel is steered
- the position of the helm: that is, on the side of the keel opposite from that of the rudder
Derived forms of helmhelmless, adjective
Word Origin for helm
British Dictionary definitions for helm (2 of 2)
Word Origin for helm
Other Idioms and Phrases with helm
see at the helm.