gyroplane

noun
gy·ro·plane | \ˈjī-rə-ˌplān \

Definition of gyroplane 

: an aircraft that uses unpowered rotating airfoils to generate lift : autogiro

First Known Use of gyroplane

1907, in the meaning defined above

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