he·​lo | \ ˈhē-(ˌ)lō How to pronounce helo (audio) \
plural helos

Definition of helo

Examples of helo in a Sentence

the rescue helo swept in and landed on the roof of the skyscraper
Recent Examples on the Web An aircrew on an MH-60 Jayhawk helo, hoisted and transported the hunting party, 6 adults and 1 teen, to awaiting EMS in Nome. Phil Helsel, NBC News, 6 Nov. 2021 So the Army looked for a helo that could fight back, a chopper that was purpose-built for an air assault role. Alex Hollings, Popular Mechanics, 20 June 2021 Because of its additional, night-flying capability, the helo will likely need some bright lighting. Eric Tegler, Popular Mechanics, 9 Mar. 2020 The helicopter also shows off its quiet mode, deactivating the rear propeller and flying as a conventional helo. Eric Adams, WIRED, 5 July 2019 These new helos will take on the mission to tackle these threats. Allison Barrie, Fox News, 27 Sep. 2018 These units are not just aiming at Russian helos and warplanes anymore. Joe Pappalardo, Popular Mechanics, 10 Sep. 2018 This helo can also carry fire retardant to slow down the fire’s spread. Allison Barrie, Fox News, 9 Aug. 2018 Crucially, the smart helo can also be deployed to resupply fire crews. Allison Barrie, Fox News, 9 Aug. 2018

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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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“Helo.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/helo. Accessed 20 Jan. 2022.

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