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hel·i·cop·ter

 (hĕl′ĭ-kŏp′tər)
n.
An aircraft that derives its lift from blades that rotate about an approximately vertical central axis.
intr. & tr.v. hel·i·cop·tered, hel·i·cop·ter·ing, hel·i·cop·ters
To go or transport by helicopter.

[French hélicoptère : Greek helix, helik-, spiral; see helix + Greek pteron, wing; see -pter.]

helicopter

(ˈhɛlɪˌkɒptə)
n
(Aeronautics) an aircraft capable of hover, vertical flight, and horizontal flight in any direction. Most get all of their lift and propulsion from the rotation of overhead blades. See also autogiro
vb
(Aeronautics) to transport (people or things) or (of people or things) to be transported by helicopter
[C19: from French hélicoptère, from helico- + Greek pteron wing]

hel•i•cop•ter

(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]

helicopter


Past participle: helicoptered
Gerund: helicoptering

Imperative
helicopter
helicopter
Present
I helicopter
you helicopter
he/she/it helicopters
we helicopter
you helicopter
they helicopter
Preterite
I helicoptered
you helicoptered
he/she/it helicoptered
we helicoptered
you helicoptered
they helicoptered
Present Continuous
I am helicoptering
you are helicoptering
he/she/it is helicoptering
we are helicoptering
you are helicoptering
they are helicoptering
Present Perfect
I have helicoptered
you have helicoptered
he/she/it has helicoptered
we have helicoptered
you have helicoptered
they have helicoptered
Past Continuous
I was helicoptering
you were helicoptering
he/she/it was helicoptering
we were helicoptering
you were helicoptering
they were helicoptering
Past Perfect
I had helicoptered
you had helicoptered
he/she/it had helicoptered
we had helicoptered
you had helicoptered
they had helicoptered
Future
I will helicopter
you will helicopter
he/she/it will helicopter
we will helicopter
you will helicopter
they will helicopter
Future Perfect
I will have helicoptered
you will have helicoptered
he/she/it will have helicoptered
we will have helicoptered
you will have helicoptered
they will have helicoptered
Future Continuous
I will be helicoptering
you will be helicoptering
he/she/it will be helicoptering
we will be helicoptering
you will be helicoptering
they will be helicoptering
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been helicoptering
you have been helicoptering
he/she/it has been helicoptering
we have been helicoptering
you have been helicoptering
they have been helicoptering
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been helicoptering
you will have been helicoptering
he/she/it will have been helicoptering
we will have been helicoptering
you will have been helicoptering
they will have been helicoptering
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been helicoptering
you had been helicoptering
he/she/it had been helicoptering
we had been helicoptering
you had been helicoptering
they had been helicoptering
Conditional
I would helicopter
you would helicopter
he/she/it would helicopter
we would helicopter
you would helicopter
they would helicopter
Past Conditional
I would have helicoptered
you would have helicoptered
he/she/it would have helicoptered
we would have helicoptered
you would have helicoptered
they would have helicoptered
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.helicopter - an aircraft without wings that obtains its lift from the rotation of overhead bladeshelicopter - 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
Translations
طائِرة عموديَّه: هيلوكوبترهِليكُوبْتَر
helikoptéravrtulník
helikopter
helikoptero
بالگرد
helikopterikuljettaamatkustaa
hélicoptèrehéliporter
helikopter
helikopter
helikopter
òyrla
ヘリコプター
헬리콥터
sraigtasparnis
helikopters
helikoptéra
helikopter
helikopter
เฮลิคอปเตอร์
máy bay trực thăng

helicopter

[ˈhelɪkɒptəʳ]
A. Nhelicóptero m
B. VT to helicopter troops intransportar tropas por helicóptero, helitransportar tropas
C. CPD helicopter gunship Nhelicóptero m de combate
helicopter pad N = helipad helicopter station N = heliport

helicopter

[ˈhɛlikɒptər] nhélicoptère mhelicopter gunship nhélicoptère m de combathelicopter pad nhélisurface f, hélideck mhelicopter ride nvol m en hélicoptère

helicopter

nHubschrauber m
vt he was helicoptered out of the areaer wurde per Hubschrauber aus dem Gebiet abtransportiert

helicopter

[ˈhɛlɪˌkɒptəʳ] nelicottero

helicopter

(ˈhelikoptə) noun
a flying-machine kept in the air by large propellors fixed on top of it which go round very fast.

helicopter

هِليكُوبْتَر helikoptéra helikopter Hubschrauber ελικόπτερο helicóptero helikopteri hélicoptère helikopter elicottero ヘリコプター 헬리콥터 helikopter helikopter helikopter helicóptero вертолет helikopter เฮลิคอปเตอร์ helikopter máy bay trực thăng 直升机
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