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1helicopter

noun he·li·cop·ter \ˈhe-lə-ˌkäp-tər, ˈhē-\

: an aircraft that can stay in the air without moving forward and that has metal blades that turn around on its top

Full Definition of HELICOPTER

:  an aircraft whose lift is derived from the aerodynamic forces acting on one or more powered rotors turning about substantially vertical axes

Examples of HELICOPTER

  1. <took a helicopter tour to get a better sense of the grandeur of the Grand Canyon>

Origin of HELICOPTER

French hélicoptère, from Greek heliko- + pteron wing — more at feather
First Known Use: 1887

Rhymes with HELICOPTER

2helicopter

verb

Definition of HELICOPTER

intransitive verb
:  to travel by helicopter
transitive verb
:  to transport by helicopter

First Known Use of HELICOPTER

1952
HELICOPTER Defined for Kids

helicopter

noun he·li·cop·ter \ˈhe-lə-ˌkäp-tər, ˈhē-\

Definition of HELICOPTER for Kids

:  an aircraft supported in the air by horizontal propellers

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