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An aircraft, especially a helicopter, whose lift is generated by airfoils rotating around a vertical axis.
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(Aeronautics) an aircraft that is propelled by rotating airfoils
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ro•tor•craft(ˈroʊ tərˌkræft, -ˌkrɑft)
a rotary-wing aircraft.
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