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Topic: WATER

Sense: 1
Origin: Old English helma
Sense: 2-3
Origin: Old English helm

helm

noun
     
helm
1 [countable]TTW the wheel or control which guides a ship or boat
2

at the helm

a) in charge of something:
We have a new prime minister at the helm.
b) guiding a ship or boat
3

take the helm

a) to start being in charge of something such as a business or organization:
Wright took the helm at the food retailer in December 2001.
b) to start guiding a ship or boat
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