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An aircraft, such as a helicopter or autogyro, equipped with wings that rotate about an approximately vertical axis.
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(Aeronautics) another name for autogiro
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or au•to•gy•ro(ˌɔ təˈdʒaɪ roʊ)
n., pl. -ros.
an aircraft with an unpowered propeller rotating horizontally to provide lift and a powered propeller for forward propulsion.Also called gyroplane.
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|Noun||1.||gyroplane - an aircraft that is supported in flight by unpowered rotating horizontal wings (or blades); forward propulsion is provided by a conventional propeller|
heavier-than-air craft - a non-buoyant aircraft that requires a source of power to hold it aloft and to propel it
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