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hel·met

 (hĕl′mĭt)
n.
1.
a. A protective head covering made of hard material, such as leather, metal, or plastic: A firefighter's uniform includes a helmet.
b. The headgear with a glass mask worn by deep-sea divers.
c. A pith helmet; a topi.
d. A head covering, such as a balaclava, that is shaped like a helmet.
2. A piece of armor, usually made of metal, designed to protect the head.
3. Botany The hood-shaped sepal or corolla of some flowers.
tr. & intr.v. hel·met·ed, hel·met·ing, hel·mets
To provide with or put on a helmet.

[Middle English, from Old French, diminutive of helme, of Germanic origin; see kel-1 in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]

hel′met·ed adj.

helmet

(ˈhɛlmɪt)
n
1. (Arms & Armour (excluding Firearms)) a piece of protective or defensive armour for the head worn by soldiers, policemen, firemen, divers, etc
2. (Biology) biology a part or structure resembling a helmet, esp the upper part of the calyx of certain flowers
[C15: from Old French, diminutive of helme, of Germanic origin]
ˈhelmeted adj

hel•met

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(ˈhɛl mɪt)

n.
1. any of various forms of protective, usu. rigid head covering worn by soldiers, firefighters, football players, cyclists, etc.
2. a piece of medieval armor for the head; helm.
3. anything resembling a helmet in form or position.
[1400–50; late Middle English < Middle French healmet, helmet, diminutive of helme helm2]
hel′met•ed, adj.

helmet

  • crest - From Latin crista, "plume, tuft," it first referred to the erect feathers of a plume on a helmet or headdress.
  • panache - Can be a tuft or plume of feathers on a headdress or helmet.
  • coif, coiffure, coiffeur - Coif, coiffure, and coiffeur (hairdo, hairstyle) derive from Latin cofia, "helmet."
  • galeated - Means "shaped like a helmet" or "wearing a helmet."
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.helmet - armor plate that protects the headhelmet - armor plate that protects the head  
armet - a medieval helmet with a visor and a neck guard
armor plate, armor plating, armour plate, plate armor, plate armour - specially hardened steel plate used to protect fortifications or vehicles from enemy fire
basinet - a medieval steel helmet
body armor, body armour, cataphract, coat of mail, suit of armor, suit of armour - armor that protects the wearer's whole body
casque - (15-16th century) any armor for the head; usually ornate without a visor
heaume - a large medieval helmet supported on the shoulders
cabasset, morion - a metal helmet worn by common soldiers in the 16th century
pickelhaube - a spiked helmet worn by German soldiers
salade, sallet - a light medieval helmet with a slit for vision
visor, vizor - a piece of armor plate (with eye slits) fixed or hinged to a medieval helmet to protect the face
2.helmet - a protective headgear made of hard material to resist blows
batting helmet - a helmet worn by the batter in baseball
beaver - a movable piece of armor on a medieval helmet used to protect the lower face
crash helmet - a padded helmet worn by people riding bicycles or motorcycles; protects the head in case of accidents
football helmet - a padded helmet with a face mask to protect the head of football players
safety hat, tin hat, hard hat - a lightweight protective helmet (plastic or metal) worn by construction workers
headdress, headgear - clothing for the head
headpiece - a protective helmet for the head
space helmet - a helmet worn by astronauts while in outer space
Translations
خُوْذَةخوذَه
helmapřílba
hjelm
kypärä
kaciga
bukósisaksisak
helm
hjálmur
ヘルメット
헬멧
galea
aizsargcepurebruņucepure
capacetecapacete, elmo
čelada
hjälm
หมวกกันน็อก
mũ bảo hiểm

helmet

[ˈhelmɪt] N (gen) → casco m (Hist) → yelmo m

helmet

[ˈhɛlmɪt] ncasque m

helmet

nHelm m; (Fencing) → Maske f

helmet

[ˈhɛlmɪt] n (of motorcyclist, construction worker) → casco; (of miner, soldier, policeman) → elmetto; (of knight) → elmo

helmet

(ˈhelmit) noun
a metal, leather etc covering to protect the head. Soldiers wear helmets when fighting.

helmet

خُوْذَة přílba hjelm Helm κράνος casco kypärä casque kaciga casco ヘルメット 헬멧 helm hjelm hełm capacete шлем hjälm หมวกกันน็อก başlık mũ bảo hiểm 头盔

helmet

n casco
References in classic literature ?
There was a steel head-piece, a cuirass, a gorget and greaves, with a pair of gauntlets and a sword hanging beneath; all, and especially the helmet and breastplate, so highly burnished as to glow with white radiance, and scatter an illumination everywhere about upon the floor.
But if, in the face of all this, you still declare that whaling has no aesthetically noble associations connected with it, then am I ready to shiver fifty lances with you there, and unhorse you with a split helmet every time.
Tied up and twisted; gnarled and knotted with wrinkles; haggardly firm and unyielding; his eyes glowing like coals, that still glow in the ashes of ruin; untottering Ahab stood forth in the clearness of the morn; lifting his splintered helmet of a brow to the fair girl's forehead of heaven.
He was in old-time iron armor from head to heel, with a helmet on his head the shape of a nail-keg with slits in it; and he had a shield, and a sword, and a pro- digious spear; and his horse had armor on, too, and a steel horn projecting from his forehead, and gorgeous red and green silk trappings that hung down all around him like a bedquilt, nearly to the ground.
Presently another open carriage brought the Grand Duke of Baden, a stately man in uniform, who wore the handsome brass-mounted, steel-spiked helmet of the army on his head.
Miss Cathy's riven th' back off 'Th' Helmet o' Salvation,' un' Heathcliff's pawsed his fit into t' first part o' 'T' Brooad Way to Destruction
A Saxon bard had called it a feast of the swords a gathering of the eagles to the prey the clashing of bills upon shield and helmet, the shouting of battle more joyful than the clamour of a bridal.
His dress was very plain and simple, and the fashion of it between the Asiatic and the European; but he had on his head a light helmet of gold, adorned with jewels, and a plume on the crest.
The Renaissance knew of strange manners of poisoning-- poisoning by a helmet and a lighted torch, by an embroidered glove and a jewelled fan, by a gilded pomander and by an amber chain.
He had bead eyes, and his helmet was sewed on with stitches.
The ease with which he had knocked it to pieces disconcerted him somewhat, and to guard against that danger he set to work again, fixing bars of iron on the inside until he was satisfied with its strength; and then, not caring to try any more experiments with it, he passed it and adopted it as a helmet of the most perfect construction.
On his head was a knight's helmet, and in his hand was a no more warlike weapon than a huge pasty pie, with which he sat down by the water's edge.