from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Divested or deprived of the helm or helmet.
  • adjective Not wearing a helmet; without a helmet.

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  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of unhelm.


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  • Brenhilda of Aspramonte was unhorsed and unhelmed, and stretched on the earth, and the beautiful face, which faded from very red to deadly pale before the eyes of the victor, produced its natural effect in raising the value of his conquest.

    Count Robert of Paris

  • “Look on these features,” said Mary, pointing to the dying knight, who had been unhelmed by some compassionate hand; “look there, and tell me if she who ruins all who love her, ought to fly a foot farther to save her wretched life!”

    The Abbot

  • Cary, was by this time sitting up, standing much in need of a handkerchief, and looking about him, having been unhelmed, in a confused and doleful manner.

    Westward Ho!

  • Aurea had wandered unto them, and now was Birdalone unhelmed and kissing and comforting her.

    The Water of the Wondrous Isles

  • Whether from love of form, or from curiosity, the marshals paid no attention to his expressions of reluctance, but unhelmed him by cutting the laces of his casque, and undoing the fastening of his gorget.


  • "Whatever you did, Lady Secca, there are five, maybe seven, of their vessels unhelmed, " said Denyst.

    The Shadow Sorceress

  • The comforting friend had abandoned me not gradually and reluctantly, as a true friend might do, but like a shot — and I was left high and certainly dry, and unhelmed.

    Darkness Visible

  • By ones and twos the senior officers unhelmed themselves and stood forth to be known.

    Funeral Games

  • She was unhelmed, her hair blowing wild, and he had a dagger at her throat.

    The Courts of Chaos

  • The fourteen champions of the Geats now made ready for sleep; but while the others lay down in their armour, with weapons by their sides, Beowulf took off his mail, unbelted his sword, unhelmed himself, and gave his sword to a thane to bear away.

    Hero-Myths & Legends of the British Race


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