Synonyms for helm

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All this time I kept shouting to the man at the wheel to put his helm "hard down."

I managed to get the helm hard up, and Mallet jumped inboard.

I happened to be at the helm, and remained in the Mary and Susan.

I then proposed we should clamber aft, and try to get the helm up.

At this time the brig minded her helm, and fell off, coming under command.

Then, when it seemed that he must fall, the lacings of his helm burst.

Then he put his helm about, called the carpenter, and asked what water she made.

(helm) besette swn-lcum (set the helm with swine-bodies), 1454.

(helm) besette swīn-līcum (set the helm with swine-bodies), 1454.

If the leafwork on the helm were tossed up backward, it would hide the fillet.

WORD ORIGIN

"handle of a tiller," late 13c., from Old English helma "rudder; position of guidance, control," from Proto-Germanic *halbma- (cf. Old Norse hjalm, Old High German helmo, German Helm "handle"), from PIE *kelp- "to hold, grasp" (see helve).

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