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heli- 1

Helicopter: heliport.

[From helicopter.]

heli- 2

Variant of helio-.
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combining form
helicopter: heliport.
[C20: shortened from helicopter]
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(ˈhɛl ɪˌkɒp tər, ˈhi lɪ-)

n., v. -tered, -ter•ing. n.
1. any of a class of heavier-than-air craft that are lifted and sustained in the air horizontally by rotating wings or blades turning on vertical axes through power supplied by an engine.
v.i., v.t.
2. to fly or convey in a helicopter.
[1885–90; < French hélicoptère; see helix, -o-, -pterous]
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Kochi, Oct.10 (ANI): A heli- taxi services have been launched in Kochi to ferry pilgrims to the famous hill shrine at Sabarimala and other pilgrim centers in Kerala.
"Today we have launched the heli- taxi services to Nilekkal.