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Definition: To feel the helm
, n. [OE. helme, AS. helma rudder; akin to D. & G.
helm, Icel. hj[=a]lm, and perh. to E. helve.]
1. (Naut.) The apparatus by which a ship is steered,
comprising rudder, tiller, wheel, etc.; -- commonly used
of the tiller or wheel alone.
2. The place or office of direction or administration. “The
helm of the Commonwealth.”
3. One at the place of direction or control; a steersman;
hence, a guide; a director.
The helms o' the State, who care for you like
4. [Cf. Helve
.] A helve. [Obs. or Prov. Eng.]
, when the tiller, rudder, and keel are in
the same plane.
, when the tiller is borne over to the port side
of the ship.
, when the tiller is borne to the starboard
, Helm aweather
, when the tiller is borne over
to the lee or to the weather side.
Helm hard alee
, Helm hard aport
, Helm hard astarboard
etc., when the tiller is borne over to the extreme limit.
, the round hole in a vessel's counter through
which the rudderstock passes.
, helm alee.
, helm aweather.
To ease the helm
, to let the tiller come more amidships, so
as to lessen the strain on the rudder.
To feel the helm
, to obey it.
To right the helm
, to put it amidships.
To shift the helm
, to bear the tiller over to the
corresponding position on the opposite side of the vessel.
--Ham. Nav. Encyc.
(f[=e]l), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Felt
pr. & vb. n. Feeling
.] [AS. f[=e]lan; akin to OS.
gif[=o]lian to perceive, D. voelen to feel, OHG. fuolen, G.
f["u]hlen, Icel. f[=a]lma to grope, and prob. to AS. folm
palm of the hand, L. palma. Cf. Fumble
1. To perceive by the touch; to take cognizance of by means
of the nerves of sensation distributed all over the body,
especially by those of the skin; to have sensation excited
by contact of (a thing) with the body or limbs.
Those rods of scorpions and those whips of steel.
2. To touch; to handle; to examine by touching; as, feel this
piece of silk; hence, to make trial of; to test; often
Come near, . . . that I may feel thee, my son.
He hath this to feel my affection to your honor.
3. To perceive by the mind; to have a sense of; to
experience; to be affected by; to be sensible of, or
sensitive to; as, to feel pleasure; to feel pain.
Teach me to feel another's woe. --Pope.
Whoso keepeth the commandment shall feel no evil
thing. --Eccl. viii.
He best can paint them who shall feel them most.
Mankind have felt their strength and made it felt.
4. To take internal cognizance of; to be conscious of; to
have an inward persuasion of.
For then, and not till then, he felt himself.
5. To perceive; to observe. [Obs.] --Chaucer.
To feel the helm
(Naut.), to obey it.