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helicopter

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A helicopter.

English

Etymology

From French hélicoptère, from Greek ελικόπτερον (helikopteron), from Ancient Greek έλιξ (helix) (genitive έλικος (helikos), turning, revolving, rotating, spinning)) + πτερόν (pteron), wing; anything winged).

Pronunciation

  • (Aus) IPA: /ˈheliˌkoptə(r)/, SAMPA: "heli%kopt@(r)/
  • (UK) IPA: /ˈhɛl.iˌkɒp.tə(ɹ)/, /ˈhɛl.ɪˌkɒp.tə(ɹ)/; SAMPA: /"hEl.i%kQp.t@(r), /"hEl.I%kQp.t@(r)/
  • (US) IPA: /ˈhɛlɪˌkɔptəɻ/, SAMPA: /"hElI.kOpt@r\`/

Noun

Singular
helicopter

Plural
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  1. 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.
    We flew over the city in a helicopter.
  2. a powered troweling machine with spinning blades used to spread concrete.

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Translations

Verb

Infinitive
to helicopter

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to helicopter (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (transitive) To transport by helicopter.
  2. (intransitive) To travel by helicopter.

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