Meaning of HELICOPTER in English

HELICOPTER

noun

ADJECTIVE

▪ air-force , army , coastguard ( BrE ), Coast Guard ( in the US ), military , naval , police

▪ civilian , private

▪ presidential

▪ rescue

▪ ambulance ( BrE )

An air ambulance ~ came to the rescue.

▪ assault , attack , combat

▪ armed

▪ reconnaissance

▪ transport

▪ cargo

▪ twin-engine

▪ hovering , low-flying

▪ downed

Troops rescued the crew of a downed ~.

▪ waiting

They crowded onto a roof to board a waiting ~.

▪ model ( BrE )

VERB + HELICOPTER

▪ fly , pilot

He flew ~s during the Gulf War.

▪ board

▪ land

▪ deploy , dispatch , launch , scramble ( BrE )

The police ~ was scrambled to search for the missing man.

▪ charter , hire ( esp. BrE ), rent ( AmE )

▪ down , shoot down

The ~ was downed by a missile.

▪ ground

The ~s were grounded by bad weather.

HELICOPTER + VERB

▪ fly

▪ circle , hover

The ~ hovered above the airstrip.

▪ buzz

Helicopters buzzed overhead.

▪ take off

▪ land

▪ swoop down , swoop in

▪ crash

▪ carry sb , ferry sb , transport sb

a ~ carrying troops

▪ airlift sb , rescue sb

A rescue ~ airlifted the injured man to hospital.

▪ be equipped with sth

▪ fire (sth)

▪ drop sth

Helicopters dropped supplies.

▪ patrol sth

HELICOPTER + NOUN

▪ flight , ride , trip ( esp. BrE )

▪ tour

We're going to take a ~ tour of the island.

▪ assault , attack , strike

▪ rescue , search

▪ deck , pad

▪ crew , pilot

▪ fleet

▪ carrier , gunship

▪ accident , crash

▪ blade

PREPOSITION

▪ by ~

The victims were flown to the hospital by ~.

▪ in a/the ~

There were three people in the ~ when it crashed.

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