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(Aeronautics) an informal word for helicopter
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.
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|Noun||1.||whirlybird - an aircraft without wings that obtains its lift from the rotation of overhead blades|
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