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helicopter

noun

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a vehicle for traveling through the air that obtains its lift from rotors which spin horizontally
  • took a helicopter tour to get a better sense of the grandeur of the Grand Canyon

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helicopter

verb

Synonyms of helicopter (Entry 2 of 2)

as in orbit, rocket

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The first known use of helicopter was in 1887

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“Helicopter.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/helicopter. Accessed 21 Oct. 2021.

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