ornithopter

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noun or·ni·thop·ter \ˈȯr-nə-ˌthäp-tər\

Definition of ornithopter

  1. :  an aircraft designed to derive its chief support and propulsion from flapping wings

Origin and Etymology of ornithopter

International Scientific Vocabulary ornith- + -pter (as in helicopter)


First Known Use: 1908


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