Definition of "rotorcraft" [rotorcraft]

  • (noun) An aircraft, especially a helicopter, that is kept partially or completely airborne by airfoils rotating around a vertical axis.

Use "rotorcraft" in a sentence

  • "Here's a video of the test run for the small, 15 ft version of this 'rotorcraft':"
  • "Mom I am about to be arrested, it is illegal to use rotorcraft to transport hunters in Alaska."
  • "When a rotorcraft takes off straight up or hovers, it has to produce a pound of thrust for every pound it weighs, plus enough to compensate for whatever portion of its rotor downwash pushes down on the fuselage and other parts of the machine."

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