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