Also found in: Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.


An aircraft, especially a helicopter, whose lift is generated by airfoils rotating around a vertical axis.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.


(Aeronautics) an aircraft that is propelled by rotating airfoils
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014


(ˈroʊ tərˌkræft, -ˌkrɑft)

a rotary-wing aircraft.
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.
Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
Rotorcraft Pro Publisher Brig Bearden invites everyone attending the exhibition to enter.
The heavy lift, vertical take-off and landing rotorcraft is specifically geared to "address the limitations and expense of transporting equipment and materials to remote regions," according to a spokesman.
M2 EQUITYBITES-February 13, 2015-Sikorsky Aircraft, Brazilian Aerospace Academics collaborate on rotorcraft innovation
Birmingham, AL, January 14, 2014 --( Leading helicopter media company Rotorcraft Pro Media Network (RPMN) spends a lot of time in the air bringing its audience entertaining and informative stories about helicopter aviation.
Robust manufacturing programs, she says, will attract engineers and help revitalize the aging rotorcraft industry work force.
M2 EQUITYBITES-October 6, 2014-Sikorsky introduces armed reconnaissance rotorcraft
Las Vegas, NV, November 13, 2013 --( Rotorcraft Pro Media Network (RPMN) sponsored and produced another stellar event to a sold out crowd at this year's HeliSuccess Career Development Seminar held in Las Vegas.
US helicopter maker Sikorsky Aircraft Corp (NYSE: UTX) and US airframer Boeing (NYSE: BA) said they have formed a joint venture to compete for sustainment services in support of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia's rotorcraft fleet.
MILITARY orders should make the next 10 years a busy decade for rotorcraft manufacturers, according to a recent study by Forecast International Inc.