whirlybird

noun
whirly·​bird | \ ˈ(h)wər-lē-ˌbərd How to pronounce whirlybird (audio) \

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Examples of whirlybird in a Sentence

from the sky a police whirlybird was able to track the fleeing carjacker
Recent Examples on the Web The result is a whirlybird that’s quieter than usual, but also potentially safer. Rob Verger And Charlie Wood, Popular Science, "The most daring aerospace innovations of 2020," 2 Dec. 2020 The result is a whirlybird that’s quieter than usual, but also potentially safer. Rob Verger And Charlie Wood, Popular Science, "The most daring aerospace innovations of 2020," 2 Dec. 2020 The result is a whirlybird that’s quieter than usual, but also potentially safer. Rob Verger And Charlie Wood, Popular Science, "The most daring aerospace innovations of 2020," 2 Dec. 2020 The result is a whirlybird that’s quieter than usual, but also potentially safer. Rob Verger And Charlie Wood, Popular Science, "The most daring aerospace innovations of 2020," 2 Dec. 2020 The result is a whirlybird that’s quieter than usual, but also potentially safer. Rob Verger And Charlie Wood, Popular Science, "The most daring aerospace innovations of 2020," 2 Dec. 2020 The result is a whirlybird that’s quieter than usual, but also potentially safer. Popular Science, "The 100 greatest innovations of 2020," 1 Dec. 2020 The Nobel Prize-winning economist envisaged a whirlybird flying over a community dropping paper money from the sky as a thought experiment to see what a never-to-be-repeated increase in the money supply would do to spending and saving. Washington Post, "Helicopter Money," 28 Apr. 2016 In New York City, helicopters giving tourists a whirlybird’s eye view of landmarks account for the majority of take offs. Washington Post, "Official: Pilot who crashed helicopter radioed he was lost," 11 June 2019

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First Known Use of whirlybird

1951, in the meaning defined above

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18 Jan 2021

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“Whirlybird.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/whirlybird. Accessed 20 Jan. 2021.

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