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 in a Sentence
took a helicopter tour to get a better sense of the grandeur of the Grand Canyon
Recent Examples of helicopter from the Web
That act involved pyrotechnics and helicopters taking aerial footage of the concert for a DVD that has not yet been released.
Fuqua is a retired Navy captain who flew helicopters during his 25 years in the military.
The fire was reported about 1:30 p.m. One firefighting helicopter was assisting crews on the ground, a Heartland fire dispatcher said.
On Aug. 7, 1956, a crowd of over 57,000 filled the Orange Bowl to watch Paige — who arrived to the stadium via helicopter — beat the Columbus Jets.
The U.S. Army and Raytheon marked a milestone yesterday as an Apache helicopter demonstrated the first test firing of a high energy laser system from a military rotorcraft.
She was then rushed by helicopter to Albany Medical Center, where she is reported to be in stable condition.
In one incident last year, a Russian military helicopter dived to make multiple passes over the hood of a vehicle that was part of the U.S. defense attache in northern Russia.
Numerous squad cars and a helicopter arrived in the 1900 block of Goldsmith Lane to search the area and arrest the suspect.
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Definition of helicopter
: to travel by helicopter
: to transport by helicopter
First Known Use of helicopter
HELICOPTER Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of helicopter for English Language Learners
: an aircraft that can stay in the air without moving forward and that has metal blades that turn around on its top
HELICOPTER Defined for Kids
Definition of helicopter for Students
: an aircraft supported in the air by horizontal propellers
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