What does HELICOPTER mean?

Definitions for HELICOPTER
ˈhɛl ɪˌkɒp tər, ˈhi lɪ-HELICOPTER

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word HELICOPTER.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. helicopter, chopper, whirlybird, eggbeater(noun)

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

GCIDE

  1. Helicopter(n.)

    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. Helicopter(v. i.)

    to travel in a helicopter.

  3. Helicopter(v. t.)

    to transport in a helicopter.

Wiktionary

  1. helicopter(Noun)

    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. helicopter(Noun)

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

    Etymology: From hélicoptère, from ἕλιξ + πτερόν.

  3. helicopter(Noun)

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

    Etymology: From hélicoptère, from ἕλιξ + πτερόν.

  4. helicopter(Verb)

    To transport by helicopter.

    Etymology: From hélicoptère, from ἕλιξ + πτερόν.

  5. helicopter(Verb)

    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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British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

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

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How to say HELICOPTER in sign language?

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Numerology

  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. Lenore Skenazy:

    One thing to remember is that none of us are purely anything. People think I am anti-helicopter parenting, but what I am really against is a culture that has made us so scared about everything, like Our Kids falling behind or getting hurt.

  2. Russell Clark:

    It was like I have seen the Chernobyl mini-series and everything was just blanketed in ash, it was quite an overwhelming feeling, you know ? There was a helicopter on the island that had obviously been there at the time, with its rotor blades off it.

  3. Greg Hare:

    It was found near the top of a snow-capped mountain in South West Yukon, it was an incredible discovery, we really did n’t intend to be on that [ ice ] patch on that day. VIKING SWORD DISCOVERY : HUNTER FINDS 1,100-YEAR-OLD WEAPON ON NORWEGIAN MOUNTAIN The archaeologists were travelling in two helicopters with a documentary film crew when they noticed caribou on the ice patch they were planning to land on. Instead, the helicopter landed on a small nearby patch of snow where Senior Project Archaeologist Christian Thomas quickly spotted the arrow.

  4. Tammy Duckworth:

    I agree that the military has utterly failed at handling sexual assault through the Uniform Code of Military Justice process and I will push for meaningful reforms, as a former commander of an assault helicopter company, I want to know what else can be done beyond successful prosecutions that bring perpetrators to justice to make the lives of survivors better and ensure they have what they need to heal and be able to resume the careers they dreamt about from the time they entered the military.

  5. De Baca:

    I report in the morning only to be ushered over to the south lawn where Nixon was departing and I saw him board the Air Force One helicopter, i had been following the news and knew his departure was imminent. I felt really bad about it, just as a human being, because he got embroiled in Watergate and the cover-up.

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