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  1. steering mechanism for a vessel; a mechanical device by which a vessel is steered Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. a position of leadership; "the President is at the helm of the Ship of State" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. See Haulm, straw. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. The place or office of direction or administration. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. One at the place of direction or control; a steersman; hence, a guide; a director. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. A helve. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. To steer; to guide; to direct. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. A helmet. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  9. A heavy cloud lying on the brow of a mountain. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. To cover or furnish with a helm or helmet. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. The apparatus by which a ship is steered, comprising rudder, tiller, wheel, etc.; - commonly used of the tiller or wheel alone. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. The instrument by which a ship is steered: the station of management or government. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  13. Armor for the head. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  14. Handle of a ship's rudder. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  15. The steering apparatus of a vessel; tiller. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  16. An instrument by which a ship is steered; place of direction or management. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  17. Armour for the head; the part of a coat-of-arms that bears the crest; the upper part of a retort; the hooded upper lip of some flowers. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  18. The movable instr. at the hinder part of a ship by which it is steered; the place of direction or management. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  19. To steer. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  20. The apparatus by which a ship is steered, comprising rudder, tiller, wheel, etc.; -- commonly used of the tiller or wheel alone. mso.anu.edu.au
  21. Thatch or straw; a covering for the head in war; a coat of arms bearing acrest; the tiller or handle of the rudder of a ship. thelawdictionary.org
  22. helm, n. the instrument by which a ship is steered: the station of management or government.--v.t. to direct.--n. HELM'AGE, guidance.--adj. HELM'LESS, of a ship, without a helm.--n. HELMS'MAN, the one who steers. [A.S. helma; Ice. hjálm, a rudder, Gr. helm, a handle.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  23. helm, HELMET, hel'met, n. a covering of armour for the head: (bot.) the hooded upper lip of certain flowers.--adjs. HELMED, HEL'METED, furnished with a helmet.--n. HEL'MET-SHELL, a genus of gasteropods having thick heavy shells with bold ridges: a cameo-shell. [A.S. helm--helan, to cover; Ger. helm.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  24. (Archaic) helmet; (also h.-cloud) cloud forming over mountain before or during storm. Hence helmed a.[old English] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  25. Tiller, wheel, by which rudder is managed; space through which h. is turned, as more, little, h.; down (with the) h., up (with the) h., place h. so as to bring rudder to windward, to leeward; (fig.) government, guidance; helmsman, steersman; (v.t.) steer (usu. fig.). [old English] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  26. [O.E.] A heavy cloud on the brow of a mountain. Helm wind is the wind attending such a cloud. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  27. [O.E.] Applied to the rudder, and the wheel or other means used to turn it. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  28. n. [Anglo-Saxon] The instrument by which a ship is steered;—the place of direction or management. Cabinet Dictionary
  29. n. A small, dense cloud that gathers round the mountain peaks in the north of England, in the form of a cap or helmet. Cabinet Dictionary
  30. A covering for the head in war; the part of a coat of arms that bears the crest; the upper part of the retort; the steerage, the rudder; the station of government. Complete Dictionary

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