noun Etymology: Middle English, from Middle French, diminutive of helme helmet, of Germanic origin; akin to Old English helm helmet, Old High German helan to conceal — more at hell Date: 15th century 1. a covering or enclosing headpiece of ancient or medieval armor — see armor illustration 2. any of various protective head coverings usually made of a hard material to resist impact 3. something resembling a helmet • helmeted adjectivehelmetlike adjective

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


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  • Helmet — Datos generales Origen …   Wikipedia Español

  • Helmet — The Hifi Bar, Melbourne May 2008 Основная информация …   Википедия

  • helmet — mid 15c., perhaps a dim. of O.E. helm protection, covering; crown, helmet (see HELM (Cf. helm) (2)). But Barnhart says from M.Fr. helmet (Mod.Fr. heaume), dim. of helme helmet, from the same Germanic source as helm (2). Middle English Dictionary… …   Etymology dictionary

  • Helmet — se formo en 1989 por Page Hamilton como vocalista y primera guitarra, Jhon Stanier en la batería, el Ausraliano Peter Mengede en la guitarra ritmica y Henry Bogdan en el bajo. La banda debuta con Strap It On en 1990 con el sello Amphetamine… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • helmet — [n] headgear armor, busby, crash helmet, hard hat, hat, head protector, kepi, safety helmet, shako; concept 451 …   New thesaurus

  • helmet — [hel′mət] n. [OFr, dim. of helme, helmet < Frank * helm: for IE base see HELM1] 1. a protective covering for the head; specif., a) the headpiece of ancient or medieval armor: see ARMOR b) the metal head covering worn in modern warfare c) the… …   English World dictionary

  • helmet — ► NOUN ▪ a hard or padded protective hat. DERIVATIVES helmeted adjective. ORIGIN Old French, little helmet …   English terms dictionary

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  • Helmet — For other uses, see Helmet (disambiguation). A woman wearing a cycling helmet A helmet is a form of protective gear worn on the head to protect it from injuries. Ceremonial or symbolic helmets (e.g., English policeman s helmet) without protective …   Wikipedia

  • Helmet — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Sur les autres projets Wikimedia : « Helmet », sur le Wiktionnaire (dictionnaire universel) Helmet signifie « casque » en anglais …   Wikipédia en Français

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