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hel•met



Pronunciation: (hel'mit), [key]
n.
1. any of various forms of protective head covering worn by soldiers, firefighters, divers, cyclists, etc.
2. medieval armor for the head.
3. (in fencing, singlestick, etc.) a protective device for the head and face consisting of reinforced wire mesh.
4. anything resembling a helmet in form or position.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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