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helicopter

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noun he·li·cop·ter \ˈhe-lə-ˌkäp-tər, ˈhē-\

Definition of helicopter

  1. :  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

  1. took a helicopter tour to get a better sense of the grandeur of the Grand Canyon

Origin and Etymology of helicopter

French hélicoptère, from Greek heliko- + pteron wing — more at feather


First Known Use: 1887


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helicopter

verb he·li·cop·ter

Definition of helicopter

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to travel by helicopter

  3. transitive verb
  4. :  to transport by helicopter

1952

First Known Use of helicopter

1952


HELICOPTER Defined for English Language Learners

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helicopter

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noun he·li·cop·ter \ˈhe-lə-ˌkäp-tər, ˈhē-\

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

helicopter

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noun he·li·cop·ter \ˈhe-lə-ˌkäp-tər, ˈhē-\

Definition of helicopter for Students

  1. :  an aircraft supported in the air by horizontal propellers



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