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HELM, a termination, denotes defense; as in Sighelm, victorious defense. [See Helmet.]

HELM, noun

1. The instrument by which a ship is steered, consisting of a rudder, a tiller, and in large vessels, a wheel. [See Rudder.]

2. Station of government; the place of direction or management; as, to be at the helm in the administration.

HELM, verb transitive To steer; to guide; to direct. [Little Used.]

1. To cover with a helmet.