- An aircraft that is borne along by one or more sets of long rotating blades which allow it to hover, move in any direction including reverse, or land and having a smaller set of blades on its tail that stabilize the aircraft.
verb to helicopter
- We flew over the city in a .
- a powered trowelling machine with spinning blades used to spread concrete.
Etymology: From French hélicoptère, from Greek (italbrac, helikopteron), from Ancient Greek (genitive ) (italbrac, helix), (italbrac, helikos) "urning, revolving, rotating, spinning" + (italbrac, pteron) "wing" or "anything winged".
- To transport by helicopter
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