Dictionary

gyroplane

noun gy·ro·plane \ˈjī-rə-ˌplān\

Definition of GYROPLANE

:  an airplane balanced and supported by the aerodynamic forces acting on rapidly rotating horizontal or slightly inclined airfoils

Origin of GYROPLANE

International Scientific Vocabulary
First Known Use: 1907

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: gyroscopePrevious Word in the Dictionary: gyropilotAll Words Near: gyroplane
May 30, 2015
metadata Hear it
data about other data
Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!
How to use a word that (literally) drives some people nuts.
Test your vocab with our fun, fast game
Ailurophobia, and 9 other unusual fears