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Definition: To right the helm
, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Righted
; p. pr. & vb. n.
.] [AS. rihtan. See Right
1. To bring or restore to the proper or natural position; to
set upright; to make right or straight (that which has
been wrong or crooked); to correct.
2. To do justice to; to relieve from wrong; to restore rights
to; to assert or regain the rights of; as, to right the
oppressed; to right one's self; also, to vindicate.
So just is God, to right the innocent. --Shak.
All experience hath shown that mankind are more
disposed to suffer while evils are sufferable, than
to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which
they are accustomed. --Jefferson.
To right a vessel
(Naut.), to restore her to an upright
position after careening.
To right the helm
(Naut.), to place it in line with the
, 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.