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ornithopter

noun or·ni·thop·ter \ˈr-nə-ˌthäp-tər\

Definition of ORNITHOPTER

:  an aircraft designed to derive its chief support and propulsion from flapping wings

Origin of ORNITHOPTER

International Scientific Vocabulary ornith- + -pter (as in helicopter)
First Known Use: 1908

Rhymes with ORNITHOPTER

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