Meaning of HELICOPTER in English


n. & v.

n. a type of aircraft without wings, obtaining lift and propulsion from horizontally revolving overhead blades or rotors, and capable of moving vertically and horizontally. & intr. transport or fly by helicopter.

[ F hélicoptère f. Gk helix (see HELIX) + pteron wing ]

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