Definition of helm noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

helm

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//helm//
 
; NAmE NAmE//helm//
 
Parts of boats and ships, Travelling by boat or ship
 
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  • a handle or wheel used for steering a boat or ship compare tiller See related entries: Parts of boats and ships, Travelling by boat or ship
  • Word Origin Old English helma.Extra examples Lucenti took over the helm when the previous director retired. The skipper remained at the helm all night. My husband was at the helm. a ship’s helmIdioms
    1. 1in charge of an organization, project, etc.
    2. 2steering a boat or ship See related entries: Parts of boats and ships, Travelling by boat or ship
    1. 1to take charge of an organization, project, etc.
    2. 2to begin steering a boat or ship See related entries: Parts of boats and ships, Travelling by boat or ship
    See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: helm