he·lo | \ˈhē-(ˌ)lō \
plural helos

Definition of helo 

Examples of helo in a Sentence

the rescue helo swept in and landed on the roof of the skyscraper

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Each missile streaks towards a separate target, each weapon's own radar homing in on the helos at the end of their supersonic flight. Joe Pappalardo, Popular Mechanics, "What a U.S.-Russian War in Syria Could Look Like," 9 Oct. 2015 Many military bases put machines of might on the front porch—tanks or helos or jumbo artillery guns—but the dishes fit Fort Gordon just fine. Matt Gallagher, WIRED, "Army of 01101111: The Making of a Cyber Battalion," 27 Mar. 2018 Trump ignored the shouted questions and climbed into the green-and-white helo. Philip Elliott, Time, "Inside Donald Trump's Twitter-Fueled Weekend Meltdown," 20 Feb. 2018 This helo can fly at -76 Fahrenheit, according to the Russian media. Joe Pappalardo, Popular Mechanics, "The Big Machines Bringing Industry—and War—to the Melting Arctic," 3 Jan. 2018 And if the helo works as advertised, the Valor will represent a significant leap in capability over the Blackhawk. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "Bell's Blackhawk Replacement Turns Its Rotors for the First Time," 6 Oct. 2017 Dao called in a helicopter to evacuate us, but suddenly, the ARVN troops who had been seated alongside the road broke and ran for the incoming helos. TIME.com, "The vietnam war Pictures That Moved Them Most," 14 Sep. 2017 The new helo will have a cruise speed of 141 knots with a range of about 530 miles. Allison Barrie, Fox News, "New King Stallion helicopter boosts Marines’ aerial power," 13 July 2017 The goal is to provide the Marines with the best heavy lift helo in the world. Allison Barrie, Fox News, "New King Stallion helicopter boosts Marines’ aerial power," 13 July 2017

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First Known Use of helo

1968, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for helo

by shortening & alteration

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exaggeratedly or childishly emotional

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