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

Definition of helo

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Examples of helo in a Sentence

the rescue helo swept in and landed on the roof of the skyscraper
Recent Examples on the Web Because of its additional, night-flying capability, the helo will likely need some bright lighting. Eric Tegler, Popular Mechanics, "A Vietnam Helo's New Robot Brain Will Help Fight a Different Kind of Enemy," 9 Mar. 2020 The helicopter also shows off its quiet mode, deactivating the rear propeller and flying as a conventional helo. Eric Adams, WIRED, "The Pirouetting S-97 Raider Makes Your Helicopter Look Lazy," 5 July 2019 These new helos will take on the mission to tackle these threats. Allison Barrie, Fox News, "Meet the new Air Force helicopters that can 'defy Armageddon'," 27 Sep. 2018 These units are not just aiming at Russian helos and warplanes anymore. Joe Pappalardo, Popular Mechanics, "The U.S. Puts More Pieces on Europe's WWIII Chessboard," 10 Sep. 2018 This helo can also carry fire retardant to slow down the fire’s spread. Allison Barrie, Fox News, "A military helicopter drone that can fight wildfires," 9 Aug. 2018 Crucially, the smart helo can also be deployed to resupply fire crews. Allison Barrie, Fox News, "A military helicopter drone that can fight wildfires," 9 Aug. 2018 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

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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 18 Jan. 2021.

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