tilt-rotor

noun
tilt-ro·​tor | \ ˈtilt-ˌrō-tər How to pronounce tilt-rotor (audio) \

Definition of tilt-rotor

: an aircraft that has rotors at the end of each wing which can be oriented vertically for vertical takeoffs and landings, horizontally for forward flight, or to any position in between

First Known Use of tilt-rotor

1961, in the meaning defined above

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“Tilt-rotor.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tilt-rotor. Accessed 5 Dec. 2020.

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