Definitions

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  • v. To remove the helm from.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To deprive of the helm or helmet.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To deprive of a helm or helmet.

Etymologies

un- +‎ helm (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • “Come, valiant sir,” said Wamba, “I must be your armourer as well as your equerry — I have dismounted you, and now I will unhelm you.”

    Ivanhoe

  • They walked back to the ship, climbed the ladder, and were glad to close the port upon the dead white glare, to unhelm in the blue glow of the interior.

    Galactic Derelict

  • ` ` Come, valiant sir, '' said Wamba, ` ` I must be your armourer as well as your equerry --- I have dismounted you, and now I will unhelm you. ''

    Ivanhoe

  • He descended into the lists, and commanded them to unhelm the conquered champion.

    Ivanhoe

  • But for the sake of what had been I was fain to unhelm for

    A Prince of Cornwall A Story of Glastonbury and the West in the Days of Ina of Wessex

  • Then the servant cut short my thoughts, and led us to the bishop, bidding me unhelm first.

    A Thane of Wessex

  • "Come, valiant sir," said Wamba, "I must be your armourer as well as your equerry -- - I have dismounted you, and now I will unhelm you."

    Ivanhoe. A Romance

  • "Come, valiant sir," said Wamba, "I must be your armourer as well as your equerry -- I have dismounted you, and now I will unhelm you."

    Ivanhoe

  • Quentin jumped off, to unhelm his fallen opponent, but the other knight (who had never yet spoken), seeing the fortune of his companion, dismounted still more speedily than Durward, and bestriding his friend, who lay senseless, exclaimed, “In the name of

    Quentin Durward

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  • 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. When the helmet was removed, the well-formed, yet sun-burnt features of a young man of twenty-five were seen, amidst a profusion of short fair hair.

    --Ivanhoe, Chapter XII, by Sir Walter Scott

    January 10, 2011