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A handheld kitchen utensil with rotating blades for beating, whipping, or mixing.
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1. (Cookery) Also called: eggwhisk a kitchen utensil for beating eggs, whipping cream, etc; whisk
2. (Aeronautics) chiefly US and Canadian an informal name for helicopter
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(ˈɛgˌbi tər)

1. a small rotary beater for beating eggs, whipping cream, etc.
2. Slang. a helicopter.
[1820–30, Amer.]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.eggbeater - an aircraft without wings that obtains its lift from the rotation of overhead bladeseggbeater - an aircraft without wings that obtains its lift from the rotation of overhead blades
vane, blade - flat surface that rotates and pushes against air or water
cargo helicopter - a helicopter that carries cargo
heavier-than-air craft - a non-buoyant aircraft that requires a source of power to hold it aloft and to propel it
landing skid - one of two parts of the landing gear of a helicopter
rotor - rotating mechanism consisting of an assembly of rotating airfoils; "there are horizontal rotors on a helicopter or compressor rotors in a jet engine"
shuttle helicopter - a helicopter that shuttles back and forth
single-rotor helicopter - a helicopter having a single rotor
skyhook - helicopter carrying a reel of steel cable that can be used to lift and transport heavy objects
2.eggbeater - a mixer for beating eggs or whipping cream
beater - an implement for beating
mixer - a kitchen utensil that is used for mixing foods
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