Helmet

Definition of Helmet

Hel´met
n.1.(Armor) A defensive covering for the head. See Casque, Headpiece, Morion, Sallet, and Illust. of Beaver.
2.(Her.) The representation of a helmet over shields or coats of arms, denoting gradations of rank by modifications of form.
3.A helmet-shaped hat, made of cork, felt, metal, or other suitable material, worn as part of the uniform of soldiers, firemen, etc., also worn in hot countries as a protection from the heat of the sun.
4.(Chem.) That which resembles a helmet in form, position, etc.
Helmet beetle
(Zool.) a leaf-eating beetle of the family Chrysomelidæ, having a short, broad, and flattened body. Many species are known.
Helmet shell
(Zool.) one of many species of tropical marine univalve shells belonging to Cassis and allied genera. Many of them are large and handsome; several are used for cutting as cameos, and hence are called cameo shells. See King conch.
Helmet shrike
(Zool.) an African wood shrike of the genus Prionodon, having a large crest.

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