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

Examples of helo in a Sentence

the rescue helo swept in and landed on the roof of the skyscraper
Recent Examples on the Web Coordinating shades of green throughout the room helo tie together the area. Southern Living Editors, Southern Living, 2 Aug. 2023 As the attacker, Russia’s helicopters will be put in more vulnerable situations than Ukraine’s, as the helos are sent to areas where the enemy is expected to be dug in and waiting for them. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, 26 May 2023 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

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Word History


by shortening & alteration

First Known Use

1968, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of helo was in 1968

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“Helo.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/helo. Accessed 16 Jul. 2024.

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