What does HELICOPTER mean?

Definitions for HELICOPTER
ˈhɛl ɪˌkɒp tər, ˈhi lɪ-HELICOPTER

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. helicopter, chopper, whirlybird, eggbeaternoun

    an aircraft without wings that obtains its lift from the rotation of overhead blades

GCIDE

  1. Helicopternoun

    a heavier-than-air aircraft whose lift is provided by the aerodynamic forces on rotating blades rather than on fixed wings. Contrasted with fixed-wing aircraft.

    Etymology: [NL., fr. Gr. "e`lix, "e`likos, a spiral + ptero`n a wing.]

  2. Helicopterverb

    to travel in a helicopter.

  3. Helicopterverb

    to transport in a helicopter.

Wiktionary

  1. helicopternoun

    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.

    Etymology: From hélicoptère, from ἕλιξ + πτερόν.

  2. helicopternoun

    a powered troweling machine with spinning blades used to spread concrete.

    Etymology: From hélicoptère, from ἕλιξ + πτερόν.

  3. helicopternoun

    a winged fruit of certain trees, such as ash, elm, and maple

    Etymology: From hélicoptère, from ἕλιξ + πτερόν.

  4. helicopterverb

    To transport by helicopter.

    Etymology: From hélicoptère, from ἕλιξ + πτερόν.

  5. helicopterverb

    To travel by helicopter.

    Etymology: From hélicoptère, from ἕλιξ + πτερόν.

Freebase

  1. Helicopter

    A helicopter is a type of rotorcraft in which lift and thrust are supplied by rotors. This allows the helicopter to take off and land vertically, to hover, and to fly forwards, backwards, and laterally. These attributes allow helicopters to be used in congested or isolated areas where fixed-wing aircraft would usually not be able to take off or land. The capability to hover efficiently for extended periods of time allows a helicopter to accomplish tasks that fixed-wing aircraft and other forms of vertical takeoff and landing aircraft cannot perform. The word helicopter is adapted from the French hélicoptère, coined by Gustave de Ponton d'Amecourt in 1861, which originates from the Greek helix/helik- = "twisted, curved" and pteron = "wing". Nicknames used for helicopters include chopper, helo or whirlybird. Helicopters were developed and built during the first half-century of flight, with the Focke-Wulf Fw 61 being the first operational helicopter in 1936. Some helicopters reached limited production, but it was not until 1942 that a helicopter designed by Igor Sikorsky reached full-scale production, with 131 aircraft built. Though most earlier designs used more than one main rotor, it is the single main rotor with anti-torque tail rotor configuration that has become the most common helicopter configuration. Tandem rotor helicopters are also in widespread use, due to their better payload capacity. Quadrotor helicopters and other types of multicopter have been developed for specialized applications.

Editors Contribution

  1. helicopter

    A type of aircraft and product created and designed in various colors, components, controls, engine, materials, mechanisms, shapes, sizes, styles, systems and technology, functions and maintained according to the manufacturer aircraft design and instructions.

    Helicopters vary in design, technology and style of rotors.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 26, 2017  

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    Rank popularity for the word 'HELICOPTER' in Nouns Frequency: #2241

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of HELICOPTER in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of HELICOPTER in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of HELICOPTER in a Sentence

  1. Guillaume Faury:

    There is overcapacity in the helicopter sector for supplying the oil and gas and I don't anticipate that things will change in 2016 and in 2017.

  2. Bill Gates:

    And then about 20 minutes later he flew in on a helicopter to the same place, so clearly he had been driven away but he wanted to make a grand entrance in a helicopter.

  3. Craig Hatch:

    Getting back there with a trailer and truck and people to lift the helicopter is going to be difficult.

  4. Donald Trump:

    Look, I know you probably have a lot of questions for me about this impeachment nonsense, i'd love to answer every single one of them, believe me I do, but as you can see from this very loud, running helicopter behind me I'm in a big, big hurry right now. So I don't really have the time but everything is perfect, okay ?

  5. Fernando Alonso:

    Everything was like a normal concussion, i went to the hospital in good condition and there is a time that I don't remember for about four hours but that was completely normal due to the medication they gave me to go into the helicopter.

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