quadcopter

noun
quad·​cop·​ter | \ ˈkwäd-ˌkäp-tər How to pronounce quadcopter (audio) \
plural quadcopters

Definition of quadcopter

: a drone (see drone entry 1 sense 3) deriving lift from four separate rotors each oriented about a vertical axis It's a quadcopter, meaning it's a miniature helicopter with four rotors; basically it looks like a giant four-leaf clover designed by Darth Vader.— Lev Grossman A remote control quadcopter-type model helicopter flew directly through the U.S. Coast Guard base at the Arcata-Eureka Airport in McKinleyville on Saturday afternoon …Eureka Times Standard (California)

First Known Use of quadcopter

2004, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for quadcopter

quad entry 5 + -copter (in helicopter entry 1)

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“Quadcopter.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/quadcopter. Accessed 18 Jan. 2022.

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