- 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
Other definitions for helm (2 of 2)
Origin of helm2
How to use helm in a sentence
VF CEO Steve Rendle said of the company’s biggest deal in his three years at the helm that it offers “validation of our vision and strategy to further evolve our portfolio of brands” focused on newer apparel and footwear brands.Why Vans and North Face owner VF Corp. is paying $2.1 billion for Supreme|Phil Wahba|November 9, 2020|Fortune
In his first year at the helm, Schneider got unlikely support from activist investor Dan Loeb, whose Third Point fund had built a stake in the company and demanded Nestlé boost profit.This snack food giant wants to wean us off our lockdown cravings|Bernhard Warner|November 7, 2020|Fortune
The program, which was 15-17 when the pandemic hit, is hitting reset in Ewing’s fourth season at the helm.Big East coaches pick Georgetown to finish last. Patrick Ewing says that’s about right.|Kareem Copeland|October 28, 2020|Washington Post
The compelling narratives in her book follow individuals at the helm of companies like Unilever, Toyota, and Walmart as they pursue profits and purpose with equal ambition.Profits and purpose|Katie McLean|October 20, 2020|MIT Technology Review
For nearly two years, Clorox has been building out its direct-to-consumer practice with Jackson Jeyanayagam, vp and general manager of DTC for the brand, at the helm.‘More pressure’ to understand how people are shopping: How Clorox is evolving its DTC strategy|Kristina Monllos|October 9, 2020|Digiday
Too silly and too scripted, those segments paled in comparison to the ones that Handler helmed solo.Chelsea Handler Ends 'Chelsea Lately' With One Last Middle Finger|Kevin Fallon|August 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Swartzwelder previously helmed the short film The Least of These.‘Old Fashioned’: Your Christian-Friendly, Kink-Free Alternative to ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’|Asawin Suebsaeng|July 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The Fault in Our Stars is an adaptation of John Green's beloved YA novel, helmed by two relative unknowns.Young Adult Novel Adaptations Put Mainstream Blockbusters to Shame|Amy Zimmerman|June 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
After the roles dried up, Petty turned to directing and, in 2008, helmed her feature directorial debut, The Poker House.Lori Petty on ‘Orange Is the New Black,’ the Halcyon ‘90s, and Discovering Jennifer Lawrence|Marlow Stern|June 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Also striking was the fact that the Best Directors for the Play all helmed revivals.The Tony Awards Don’t Have Love For the Stars|Tom Teodorczuk|April 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
They are fine little craft too, stiff and dry and light-helmed, in fact very suitable boats for a woman to start her racing in.The Sportswoman's Library, v. 2|Various
Three troops of maidens; though one maid foremost rode, bright, with helmed head.The Elder Eddas of Saemund Sigfusson; and the Younger Eddas of Snorre Sturleson|Saemund Sigfusson and Snorre Sturleson
Then came a maid from heaven, helmed, from above—the clash of arms increased—for the king's protection.The Elder Eddas of Saemund Sigfusson; and the Younger Eddas of Snorre Sturleson|Saemund Sigfusson and Snorre Sturleson
Only the helmed firemen held their ground, and two others with bare heads.Peccavi|E. W. Hornung
Members of the fire brigade, helmed against contagion, brought out the bodies of the victims wrapped in their living shrouds.The Insidious Dr. Fu-Manchu|Sax Rohmer
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.