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Noun: helm  helm
  1. Steering mechanism for a vessel; 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"
Verb: helm  helm
  1. Be at or take the helm of
    "helm the ship"

Derived forms: helmed, helms, helming

Type of: channelise [Brit], channelize, direct, guide, head, leadership, leading, maneuver [US], manoeuver [non-standard], manoeuvre [Brit, Cdn], point, steer, steering mechanism, steering system

Part of: motorboat, powerboat, sailing ship, sailing vessel, ship, towboat, tower[2], tug, tugboat

Encyclopedia: Helm, John