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helm

Nautical
a. the wheel, tiller, or entire apparatus by which a vessel is steered
b. the position of the helm: that is, on the side of the keel opposite from that of the rudder

Helm

A bulbous termination to the top of a tower, found in central and eastern Europe.

helm

[helm]
(naval architecture)
The tiller or wheel controlling a ship's rudder.
The entire apparatus for steering a ship.
References in classic literature ?
I took no notice of him and raised my tone just enough to be heard by the helmsman.
I saw and realized these things even as I was leaping into the pilot-house and grasping the wheel, standing astride the dead body of the helmsman.
At this moment, anchor broken out and headsails running up, Captain Van Horn, whose quick eye had missed no detail of the incident, with an order to the black helmsman turned to applaud Jerry.
Jackson," the captain ordered, his voice already stronger as he recovered from the shock of his collision with the helmsman.
The helmsman who so attracted Bertie's eyes sported a ten penny nail, stuck skewerwise through his nose.
A vessel was at anchor, with the helmsman singing on the deck.
Then the helmsman understood all and cried out at once to his fellows and said:
The captain walked up and down looking straight before him, the helmsman steered, looking upwards at the sails, the old gent on the skylight looked down on his daughter--and Mr.
An athletic black belonging to some coast tribe, and educated by my poor predecessor, was the helmsman.
Minute by minute the light grew, and the heat grew with it; and still the helmsman slumbered, the heavy sails hung noiseless, the quiet water lay sleeping against the vessel's sides.
Ay, ay, sir," the helmsman responded, putting a couple of spokes down.
said the old helmsman, "there goeth Zarathustra to hell