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orthopter

(ˈɔːθɒptə)
n
(Aeronautics) another name for ornithopter
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omithopter, orthopter

da Vinci’s exploratory design for a flying machine moved by flapping wings.
See also: Aviation
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Noun1.orthopter - heavier-than-air craft that is propelled by the flapping of wingsorthopter - heavier-than-air craft that is propelled by the flapping of wings
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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