HELM, a termination, denotes defense; as in Sighelm, victorious defense. [See Helmet.]
HELM, n.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, v.t. To steer; to guide; to direct. [Little used.]1. To cover with a helmet.