Definition of helm:
- A heavy cloud lying on the brow of a mountain.
- A helmet.
- A helve.
- One at the place of direction or control; a steersman; hence, a guide; a director.
- See Haulm, straw.
- The apparatus by which a ship is steered, comprising rudder, tiller, wheel, etc.; - commonly used of the tiller or wheel alone.
- The place or office of direction or administration.
- To cover or furnish with a helm or helmet.
- To steer; to guide; to direct.
driver's seat, steer, rein, amidships, manoeuvre, bow, maneuver, bay, aft, bilge, rudder, headship, steering wheel, boom, chair, berth, guide, wheel, blade, head, direct, channelise, bowsprit, steerage, beam, steering apparatus, manoeuver, channelize, point.
- "Stories from Le Morte D'Arthur and the Mabinogion", Beatrice Clay.
- "The Scottish Chiefs", Jane Porter.
The mates, indeed, went to the wheel to put the helm up to let the brig fall off, that we might get out of her way; but as she approached, she altered her course a little, so that she might pass clear under our stem.- "Old Jack", W.H.G. Kingston.