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English noun: helm

1. helm (artifact) steering mechanism for a vessel; a mechanical device by which a vessel is steered

Broader (hypernym)steering mechanism, steering system

Narrower (hyponym)wheel

Part meronymmotorboat, powerboat, sailing ship, sailing vessel, ship, towboat, tower, tug, tugboat

2. helm (act) a position of leadership

SamplesThe President is at the helm of the Ship of State.

Broader (hypernym)leadership, leading

English verb: helm

1. helm (motion) be at or take the helm of

SamplesHelm the ship.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s

Broader (hypernym)channelise, channelize, direct, guide, head, maneuver, manoeuver, manoeuvre, point, steer

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