Meaning of HELICOPTER in English


■ noun a type of aircraft deriving both lift and propulsion from one or two sets of horizontally revolving rotors and capable of moving vertically and horizontally.

■ verb transport or fly by ~.


C19: from Fr. hélicoptère , from Gk helix 'spiral' + pteron 'wing'.

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