helm helm  /ˈhɛlm/


  1. (n) steering mechanism for a vessel; a mechanical device by which a vessel is steered
  2. (n) a position of leadership
  3. (v) be at or take the helm of


  1. But it was Johnson's successor, Raines, who was at the helm when things really went off course.
  2. Connecticut Senator Chris Dodd has decided to stay at the helm of the Banking Committee.
  3. A show-biz guy who had worked at MTV and VH1 before spending two years at the helm of CBS Radio, Barnett had decided to become a Web-video impresario.


  1. St. Mary’s College names interim president

    Ian Newbould will take the helm at the public liberal arts college in Maryland as it faces enrollment challenge.
    on June 17, 2013     Source: Washington Post

  2. Q&A: Florida Bankers Association chairman assumes helm at critical time

    Jorge I. Triay, president and vice chairman of First Bank of Miami, takes the helm this week as chairman of the Florida Bankers Association.
    on June 17, 2013     Source: Miami Herald

  3. Helm to represent USA at China Challenge

    Beginning Friday, University of Arkansas senior libero Emily Helm will spend two weeks representing Team USA at the 2013 China-USA Challenge Invitational in China.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: KTHV Little Rock


  1. Haig answered the reporter: "Constitutionally gentlemen, you have the president, the vice president and the secretary of state, in that order, and should the president decide he wants to transfer the helm to the vice president, he will do so. As for...
    on Feb 20, 2010 By: Alexander Haig Source: CBS News

  2. "I believe in Coach Spo and have complete confidence that our team will succeed with him at the helm," Wade said.
    on Apr 28, 2007 By: Dwyane Wade Source: 940 News

  3. "Not only are we not asleep at the switch, but we are very much at the helm and managing our business," Spellings told The Associated Press in an interview Wednesday.
    on May 9, 2007 By: Margaret Spellings Source: Forbes

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