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Meaning of HELMET

Pronunciation:  'helmit

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a protective headgear made of hard material to resist blows
  2. [n]  armor plate that protects the head

HELMET is a 6 letter word that starts with H.


 See Also: armet, armor plate, armor plating, armour plate, basinet, batting helmet, beaver, body armor, body armour, cabasset, casque, cataphract, coat of mail, crash helmet, football helmet, hard hat, headdress, headgear, headpiece, heaume, morion, pickelhaube, plate armor, plate armour, safety hat, sallade, sallet, space helmet, suit of armor, suit of armour, tin hat, visor, vizor



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Hel"met\, n. [OF. helmet, a dim of helme, F. heaume; of
Teutonic origin; cf. G. helm, akin to AS. & OS. helm, D.
helm, helmet, Icel. hj[=a]lmr, Sw. hjelm, Dan. hielm, Goth.
hilms; and prob. from the root of AS. helan to hide, to hele;
cf. also Lith. szalmas, Russ. shleme, Skr. [,c]arman
protection. [root]17. Cf. {Hele}, {Hell}, {Helm} a helmet.]
1. (Armor) A defensive covering for the head. See {Casque},
   {Headpiece}, {Morion}, {Sallet}, and Illust. of {Beaver}.

2. (Her.) The representation of a helmet over shields or
   coats of arms, denoting gradations of rank by
   modifications of form.

3. 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.

4. That which resembles a helmet in form, position, etc.; as:
   (a) (Chem.) The upper part of a retort. --Boyle.
   (b) (Bot.) The hood-formed upper sepal or petal of some
       flowers, as of the monkshood or the snapdragon.
   (c) (Zo["o]l.) A naked shield or protuberance on the top
       or fore part of the head of a bird.

{Helmet beetle} (Zo["o]l.), a leaf-eating beetle of the
   family {Chrysomelid[ae]}, having a short, broad, and
   flattened body. Many species are known.

{Helmet shell} (Zo["o]l.), one of many species of tropical
   marine univalve shells belonging to {Cassis} and allied
   genera. Many of them are large and handsome; several are
   used for cutting as cameos, and hence are called {cameo
   shells}. See {King conch}.

{Helmet shrike} (Zo["o]l.), an African wood shrike of the
   genus {Prionodon}, having a large crest.

Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing a helmet in your dream means that you need to keep your thoughts and ideas closely guarded.
Easton Bible Dictionary

(Heb. kob'a), a cap for the defence of the head (1 Sam. 17:5, 38). In the New Testament the Greek equivalent is used (Eph. 6:17; 1 Thess. 5:8). (See ARMS.)

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