Definition of ornithopter
: an aircraft designed to derive its chief support and propulsion from flapping wings
Recent Examples of ornithopter from the Web
After selling rubber-band powered dragonfly and swallow ornithopters on their web site, they were featured in a 2002 issue of Popular Science, generating enormous publicity for their projects.
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Origin and Etymology of ornithopter
International Scientific Vocabulary ornith- + -pter (as in helicopter)
First Known Use: 1908See Words from the same year
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