helm

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Pronunciation[change]

Noun[change]

Singular
helm

Plural
helms

U.S. Navy personnel aboard USS Constitution, by the ship's wheel
  1. (nautical) A helm is a steering wheel of a ship.

Verb[change]

Plain form
helm

Third-person singular
helms

Past tense
helmed

Past participle
helmed

Present participle
helming

  1. If you helm a boat, you are in charge of steering it.
  2. If you helm an organization, you lead them in doing something.