cyclogiro

noun

cy·​clo·​gi·​ro
variants or less commonly cyclogyro
¦⸗⸗ at cyclo-+¦jī(ˌ)rō
plural -s
: a rotary-wing aircraft whose support in the air is normally derived from airfoils arranged like the paddles of a paddle wheel, mechanically rotated about horizontal axes perpendicular to the plane of symmetry of the aircraft, and having an angle of attack that is always less than the stalling angle

Word History

Etymology

cycl- + giro, gyro

Love words?

You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

Dictionary Entries Near cyclogiro

Cite this Entry

“Cyclogiro.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cyclogiro. Accessed 6 Feb. 2023.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!


Fashionable Words

  • dog-sunglasses-scarf
  • Which of these items is named for a deadly weapon?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Solve today's spelling word game by finding as many words as you can with using just 7 letters. Longer words score more points.

Can you make 12 words with 7 letters?

PLAY