Webster 1913 Edition
helmet, a dim of
heaume; of Teutonic origin; cf. G.
helm, akin to AS. & OS.
hilms; and prob. from the root of AS.
helanto hide, to hele; cf. also Lith.
çarmanprotection. √17. Cf.
The representation of a helmet over shields or coats of arms, denoting gradations of rank by modifications of form.
A helmet-shaped hat, made of cork, felt, metal, or other suitable material, worn as part of the uniform of soldiers, firemen, etc., also worn in hot countries as a protection from the heat of the sun.
That which resembles a helmet in form, position, etc.; as:
The upper part of a retort.
The hood-formed upper sepal or petal of some flowers, as of the monkshood or the snapdragon.
A naked shield or protuberance on the top or fore part of the head of a bird.
a leaf-eating beetle of the family–
Chrysomelidae, having a short, broad, and flattened body. Many species are known.
one of many species of tropical marine univalve shells belonging to–
Cassisand allied genera. Many of them are large and handsome; several are used for cutting as cameos, and hence are called
cameo shells. See
an African wood shrike of the genus
Prionodon, having a large crest.
- helmette (obsolete)
helmet (plural helmets)
- A protective head covering.
- 1963, Margery Allingham, chapter 2, in The China Governess:
- Now that she had rested and had fed from the luncheon tray Mrs. Broome had just removed, she had reverted to her normal gaiety. She looked cool in a grey tailored cotton dress with a terracotta scarf and shoes and her hair a black silk helmet.
- That which resembles a helmet in form, position, etc.
- The upper part of a chemist's retort.
- The hood-shaped upper sepal or petal of some flowers, as of the monkshood or the snapdragon.
- A naked shield or protuberance on the top or fore part of the head of a bird.
- (heraldry) The feature above a shield on a coat of arms.
- combat helmet
- bicycle helmet
- construction helmet
- crash helmet
protective head covering
|Inflection of helmet (Kotus type 7/ovi, no gradation)|