|1.||a piece of protective or defensive armour for the head worn by soldiers, policemen, firemen, divers, etc|
|2.||biology a part or structure resembling a helmet, esp the upper part of the calyx of certain flowers|
|[C15: from Old French, diminutive of helme, of Germanic origin]|
(Heb. kob'a), a cap for the defence of the head (1 Sam. 17:5, 38). In the New Testament the Greek equivalent is used (Eph. 6:17; 1 Thess. 5:8). (See ARMS.)
defensive covering for the head, one of the most universal forms of armour. Helmets are usually thought of as military equipment, but they are also worn by firemen, miners, construction workers, riot and motorcycle police, gridiron-football and ice-hockey players, and bicyclists.
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