whirlybird

noun
whirly·​bird | \ˈhwər-lē-ˌbərd, ˈwər-\

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chopper, copter, eggbeater, helicopter, helo

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Examples of whirlybird in a Sentence

from the sky a police whirlybird was able to track the fleeing carjacker

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Both H-32 and the EBRPD whirlybird landed in a clearing about 200 yards from the hiker. Tom Lochner, The Mercury News, "Brentwood: Hiker airlifted from Round Valley trail," 11 Feb. 2017

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First Known Use of whirlybird

1951, in the meaning defined above

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