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helmet

[ hel-mit ]SEE DEFINITION OF helmet

Synonyms for helmet

  • armor
  • hard hat
  • hat
  • busby
  • kepi
  • shako
  • crash helmet
  • head protector
  • safety helmet
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR HELMET

Pericles was usually represented with a helmet, to cover the deformity in his skull.

A helmet fell from his hands on the floor with a ring of steel.

He threw the helmet with a clatter on to the table as if it had been the knave's canting head.

"I know not about that," said John, kicking his helmet up into the air and catching it in his hand.

Even the helmet, that covered him with its invisibility, had vanished!

The removal of the helmet for the first tune revealed the man's features.

For the matter of that, the Prussian helmet makes the fact patent.

Then he put on the helmet and changed himself into a fierce, ugly dragon.

His helmet had given way, and rolled to some distance on the plain.

This black suit had a mask, rolled up and fastened to the helmet.

WORD ORIGIN

mid-15c., perhaps a diminutive of Old English helm "protection, covering; crown, helmet" (see helm (n.2)). But Barnhart says from Middle French helmet (Modern French heaume), diminutive of helme "helmet," from the same Germanic source as helm (n.2). "Middle English Dictionary" points to both without making a choice. "Old English helm never became an active term in the standard vocabulary of English." [Barnhart]

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR HELMET

hard hat

nounprotective headgear
  • construction hat
  • construction helmet
  • crash helmet
  • hardhat
  • helmet
  • safety hat

hat

nouncovering for the head
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