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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Helmet  \Hel"met\,  n.  [OF.  helmet,  a  dim  of  helme,  F.  heaume;  of 
  Teutonic  origin;  cf  G.  helm,  akin  to  AS  &  OS  helm,  D. 
  helm,  helmet,  Icel.  hj[=a]lmr,  Sw  hjelm,  Dan.  hielm,  Goth. 
  hilms;  and  prob.  from  the  root  of  AS  helan  to  hide,  to  hele; 
  cf  also  Lith.  szalmas  Russ.  shleme,  Skr.  [,c]arman 
  protection.  [root]17.  Cf  {Hele},  {Hell},  {Helm}  a  helmet.] 
  1.  (Armor)  A  defensive  covering  for  the  head.  See  {Casque}, 
  {Headpiece},  {Morion},  {Sallet},  and  Illust.  of  {Beaver}. 
 
  2.  (Her.)  The  representation  of  a  helmet  over  shields  or 
  coats  of  arms,  denoting  gradations  of  rank  by 
  modifications  of  form 
 
  3.  A  helmet-shaped  hat,  made  of  cork,  felt,  metal,  or  other 
  suitable  material,  worn  as  part  of  the  uniform  of 
  soldiers,  firemen,  etc.,  also  worn  in  hot  countries  as  a 
  protection  from  the  heat  of  the  sun. 
 
  4.  That  which  resembles  a  helmet  in  form  position,  etc.;  as: 
  a  (Chem.)  The  upper  part  of  a  retort.  --Boyle. 
  b  (Bot.)  The  hood-formed  upper  sepal  or  petal  of  some 
  flowers,  as  of  the  monkshood  or  the  snapdragon. 
  c  (Zo["o]l.)  A  naked  shield  or  protuberance  on  the  top 
  or  fore  part  of  the  head  of  a  bird. 
 
  {Helmet  beetle}  (Zo["o]l.),  a  leaf-eating  beetle  of  the 
  family  {Chrysomelid[ae]},  having  a  short,  broad,  and 
  flattened  body.  Many  species  are  known 
 
  {Helmet  shell}  (Zo["o]l.),  one  of  many  species  of  tropical 
  marine  univalve  shells  belonging  to  {Cassis}  and  allied 
  genera.  Many  of  them  are  large  and  handsome;  several  are 
  used  for  cutting  as  cameos,  and  hence  are  called  {cameo 
  shells}.  See  {King  conch}. 
 
  {Helmet  shrike}  (Zo["o]l.),  an  African  wood  shrike  of  the 
  genus  {Prionodon},  having  a  large  crest. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hood  \Hood\,  n.  [OE.  hood,  hod,  AS  h[=o]d;  akin  to  D.  hoed  hat, 
  G.  hut,  OHG.  huot,  also  to  E.  hat,  and  prob.  to  E.  heed. 
  [root]13.] 
  1.  State;  condition.  [Obs.] 
 
  How  could  thou  ween,  through  that  disguised  hood  To 
  hide  thy  state  from  being  understood?  --Spenser. 
 
  2.  A  covering  or  garment  for  the  head  or  the  head  and 
  shoulders,  often  attached  to  the  body  garment;  especially: 
  a  A  soft  covering  for  the  head,  worn  by  women,  which 
  leaves  only  the  face  exposed. 
  b  A  part  of  a  monk's  outer  garment,  with  which  he  covers 
  his  head;  a  cowl.  ``All  hoods  make  not  monks.'' 
  --Shak. 
  c  A  like  appendage  to  a  cloak  or  loose  overcoat,  that 
  may  be  drawn  up  over  the  head  at  pleasure. 
  d  An  ornamental  fold  at  the  back  of  an  academic  gown  or 
  ecclesiastical  vestment;  as  a  master's  hood. 
  e  A  covering  for  a  horse's  head. 
  f  (Falconry)  A  covering  for  a  hawk's  head  and  eyes.  See 
  Illust.  of  {Falcon}. 
 
  3.  Anything  resembling  a  hood  in  form  or  use  as: 
  a  The  top  or  head  of  a  carriage. 
  b  A  chimney  top  often  contrived  to  secure  a  constant 
  draught  by  turning  with  the  wind. 
  c  A  projecting  cover  above  a  hearth,  forming  the  upper 
  part  of  the  fireplace,  and  confining  the  smoke  to  the 
  flue. 
  d  The  top  of  a  pump. 
  e  (Ord.)  A  covering  for  a  mortar. 
  f  (Bot.)  The  hood-shaped  upper  petal  of  some  flowers,  as 
  of  monkshood;  --  called  also  {helmet}.  --Gray. 
  g  (Naut.)  A  covering  or  porch  for  a  companion  hatch. 
 
  4.  (Shipbuilding)  The  endmost  plank  of  a  strake  which  reaches 
  the  stem  or  stern. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  helmet 
  n  1:  armor  that  protects  the  head 
  2:  a  protective  head  covering  made  of  hard  material  to  resist 
  blows 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Helmet 
  (Heb.  kob'a),  a  cap  for  the  defence  of  the  head  (1  Sam.  17:5, 
  38).  In  the  New  Testament  the  Greek  equivalent  is  used  (Eph. 
  6:17;  1  Thess.  5:8).  (See  {ARMS}.) 
 




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