What does helicopter mean?

Definitions for helicopter
ˈhɛl ɪˌkɒp tər, ˈhi lɪ-he·li·copter

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  

Suggested Resources

  1. helicopter

    The helicopter symbol -- In this Symbols.com article you will learn about the meaning of the helicopter symbol and its characteristic.

  2. helicopter

    Song lyrics by helicopter -- Explore a large variety of song lyrics performed by helicopter on the Lyrics.com website.

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

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

How to pronounce helicopter?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say helicopter in sign language?

  1. helicopter

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. President Rafael Correa:

    We've been in touch with Venezuela, who will send us a helicopter, we're contacting Colombia, Peru, and Brazil.

  2. Nobuhiko Kuramochi:

    As expectations for helicopter money waned while there are limited actions left from the BOJ.

  3. 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 ?

  4. 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.

  5. Ed Hine:

    Is it a two billion dollar catastrophe or a ten billion dollar catastrophe, a lot of times that’s not known very quickly, this is a technology that can help to make that process go a lot faster and also help to respond to their main customers quickly too and get them their money, said Peter Fuchs, co-founder of drone manufacturer Ascent Aerosystems. While helpful in certain aspects, drones can’t assist in traditional helicopter efforts. Drone operators are cautious not to interfere with normal search and rescue operations, but experts say integration is key to being successful, which means that everyone on the ground has to be on the same page. It’s not just about capturing a lot of data, it’s about capturing the critical data and getting it to the right people at the right time.

Images & Illustrations of helicopter

  1. helicopterhelicopterhelicopterhelicopterhelicopter

Popularity rank by frequency of use

helicopter#1#9441#10000

Translations for helicopter

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for helicopter »

Translation

Find a translation for the helicopter definition in other languages:

Select another language:

  • - Select -
  • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
  • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
  • Español (Spanish)
  • Esperanto (Esperanto)
  • 日本語 (Japanese)
  • Português (Portuguese)
  • Deutsch (German)
  • العربية (Arabic)
  • Français (French)
  • Русский (Russian)
  • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
  • 한국어 (Korean)
  • עברית (Hebrew)
  • Українська (Ukrainian)
  • اردو (Urdu)
  • Magyar (Hungarian)
  • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
  • Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Italiano (Italian)
  • தமிழ் (Tamil)
  • Türkçe (Turkish)
  • తెలుగు (Telugu)
  • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
  • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
  • Čeština (Czech)
  • Polski (Polish)
  • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Românește (Romanian)
  • Nederlands (Dutch)
  • Ελληνικά (Greek)
  • Latinum (Latin)
  • Svenska (Swedish)
  • Dansk (Danish)
  • Suomi (Finnish)
  • فارسی (Persian)
  • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
  • հայերեն (Armenian)
  • Norsk (Norwegian)
  • English (English)

Discuss these helicopter definitions with the community:

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:


Citation

Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:

Style:MLAChicagoAPA

"helicopter." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2020. Web. 15 Jul 2020. <https://www.definitions.net/definition/helicopter>.

Are we missing a good definition for helicopter? Don't keep it to yourself...

Free, no signup required:

Add to Chrome

Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

Free, no signup required:

Add to Firefox

Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

Nearby & related entries:

Alternative searches for helicopter:


Thanks for your vote! We truly appreciate your support.