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  7  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Helm  \Helm\,  v.  t. 
  To  cover  or  furnish  with  a  helm  or  helmet.  [Perh.  used  only 
  as  a  past  part  or  part  adj.] 
 
  She  that  helmed  was  in  starke  stours.  --Chaucer. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Helm  \Helm\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Helmed};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Helming}.] 
  To  steer;  to  guide;  to  direct.  [R.] 
 
  The  business  he  hath  helmed.  --Shak. 
 
  A  wild  wave  .  .  .  overbears  the  bark,  And  him  that 
  helms  it  --Tennyson. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Helm  \Helm\,  n. 
  See  {Haulm},  straw. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Helm  \Helm\,  n.  [OE.  helme,  AS  helma  rudder;  akin  to  D.  &  G. 
  helm,  Icel.  hj[=a]lm,  and  perh.  to  E.  helve.] 
  1.  (Naut.)  The  apparatus  by  which  a  ship  is  steered, 
  comprising  rudder,  tiller,  wheel,  etc.;  --  commonly  used 
  of  the  tiller  or  wheel  alone. 
 
  2.  The  place  or  office  of  direction  or  administration.  ``The 
  helm  of  the  Commonwealth.''  --Melmoth. 
 
  3.  One  at  the  place  of  direction  or  control;  a  steersman; 
  hence  a  guide;  a  director. 
 
  The  helms  o'  the  State,  who  care  for  you  like 
  fathers.  --Shak. 
 
  4.  [Cf.  {Helve}.]  A  helve.  [Obs.  or  Prov.  Eng.] 
 
  {Helm  amidships},  when  the  tiller,  rudder,  and  keel  are  in 
  the  same  plane. 
 
  {Helm  aport},  when  the  tiller  is  borne  over  to  the  port  side 
  of  the  ship. 
 
  {Helm  astarboard},  when  the  tiller  is  borne  to  the  starboard 
  side 
 
  {Helm  alee},  {Helm  aweather},  when  the  tiller  is  borne  over 
  to  the  lee  or  to  the  weather  side 
 
  {Helm  hard  alee}  or  {hard  aport},  {hard  astarboard},  etc., 
  when  the  tiller  is  borne  over  to  the  extreme  limit. 
 
  {Helm  port},  the  round  hole  in  a  vessel's  counter  through 
  which  the  rudderstock  passes. 
 
  {Helm  down},  helm  alee. 
 
  {Helm  up},  helm  aweather. 
 
  {To  ease  the  helm},  to  let  the  tiller  come  more  amidships,  so 
  as  to  lessen  the  strain  on  the  rudder. 
 
  {To  feel  the  helm},  to  obey  it 
 
  {To  right  the  helm},  to  put  it  amidships. 
 
  {To  shift  the  helm},  to  bear  the  tiller  over  to  the 
  corresponding  position  on  the  opposite  side  of  the  vessel. 
  --Ham.  Nav.  Encyc. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Helm  \Helm\,  n.  [AS.  See  {Helmet}.] 
  1.  A  helmet.  [Poetic] 
 
  2.  A  heavy  cloud  lying  on  the  brow  of  a  mountain.  [Prov. 
  Eng.]  --Halliwell. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  helm 
  n  1:  a  mechanical  device  by  which  a  vessel  is  steered 
  2:  a  position  of  leadership:  "the  President  is  at  the  helm  of 
  the  Ship  of  State" 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Helm,  CA 
  Zip  code(s):  93627 




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