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Definition of "helicopter" []

  • An aircraft that derives its lift from blades that rotate about an approximately vertical central axis. (noun)
  • To go or transport by helicopter. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "helicopter" in a sentence
  • "Perhaps you've heard the term "helicopter parenting" as a way to describe the way today's 20-somethings Gen Y were hovered over in childhood by their parents."
  • "Rappelling down from a helicopter is a hostile action."
  • "However the helicopter is at present a "fair weather bird" and cannot operate in conditions of poor visibility and severe turbulence."