- (Nautical) to be at the helmestar al mando or al timón(be in control)to take the helm
llevar las riendas(take charge)
agarrar or (Spain) coger las riendasExample sentences
- In fact, the Coast Guard allowed Sea Scouts with the rank of quartermaster to take the helm of the small boat during recovery operations.
- He turned to the quarterdeck, his father falling into the helm, sending the wheel into a vigorous spin.
- The other side was the helm, where the ship was piloted.
- The order was repeated once more by the Chief of the Boat to the helm and planesmen.
- There will be boats available with experienced helms to take visitors on to the water together with safety boat cover.
- Nine boats turned out for the J.M. Sladen Trophy race in the north lake while three helms with light-weather yachts decided to sit this one out.
- [literary] → helmet 2Example sentences
- The riders stopped and one lifted the visor of his helm.
- The helm, the shield and the sword from Henry V's funeral were magnificently displayed, and so was the tournament and horse armour of Henry VIII.
- The guard looked forlorn beneath the shallow visor of his helm, but he nodded resolutely.
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