Meaning of “helmet” in the English Dictionary

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"helmet" in British English

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helmetnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈhel.mət/ us /ˈhel.mət/

B2 a strong, hard hat that covers and protects the head:

a crash helmet
a bicycle helmet

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  • It's very risky to ride your bike without wearing a cycle helmet.
  • To keep the helmet in position, fasten the strap beneath the chin.
  • Is the strap on this helmet adjustable?
  • He pulled on his helmet and straddled the motorbike.
  • You cannot come onto the building site unless you're wearing a helmet.

(Definition of “helmet” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"helmet" in American English

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helmetnoun [ C ]

us /ˈhel·mɪt/

a hard hat that covers and protects the head:

a soldier’s helmet

(Definition of “helmet” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)