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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- in 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 ?
The Grand Duchess positively wanted to show the new helmet to the ambassador.
You see I had my handkerchief in my helmet; and some other things; but it was that kind of a helmet that you can't take off by yourself.
Hector and Ulysses measured the ground, and cast lots from a helmet of bronze to see which should take aim first.
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.
The upper part of our dress terminated in a copper collar upon which was screwed the metal helmet.
Their visors closed, their lances in the rest, Or at the helmet pointed or the crest, They vanish from the barrier, speed the race, And spurring see decrease the middle space.
Well, we must fight for her, then,' said the Red Knight, as he took up his helmet (which hung from the saddle, and was something the shape of a horse's head), and put it on.
Then did the famous warrior arise beside his shield, hard under helmet he bare the sword- shirt, under the cliffs of stone, he trusted in the strength of one man; nor is such an expedition for a coward.
With white armor, blazoned shield, and plume of ostrich-feathers from his helmet, he carried himself in so jaunty and joyous a fashion, with tossing pennon and curveting charger, that a shout of applause ran the full circle of the arena.
For the helmet of Pluto, which maketh the politic man go invisible, is secrecy in the counsel, and celerity in the execution.
As he rides in his chariot, he shines upon men and deathless gods, and piercingly he gazes with his eyes from his golden helmet.
Father, let me bring you a shield, two spears, and a brass helmet for your temples.