con·​verti·​plane kən-ˈvər-tə-ˌplān How to pronounce convertiplane (audio)
variants or less commonly convertaplane
: an aircraft that takes off and lands like a helicopter and is convertible to a fixed-wing configuration for forward flight

Word History

First Known Use

1949, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of convertiplane was in 1949

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“Convertiplane.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Dec. 2023.

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