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See also: helicòpter
Borrowed from French hélicoptère, from Ancient Greek ἕλιξ (hélix, “spiral”) + πτερόν (pterón, “wing”). Doublet of helicopteron; equivalent to a surface analysis of heli(co)- + -copter. The dragonfly sense is from a dragonfly's ability to hover and fly in any direction, like the manmade flying machine.
- (General Australian) IPA(key): /ˈheliˌkɔptə(ɹ)/
- (UK) IPA(key): /ˈhɛl.iˌkɒp.tə(ɹ)/, /ˈhɛl.ɪˌkɒp.tə(ɹ)/
- (General American) IPA(key): /ˈhɛlɪˌkɑptɚ/
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helicopter (plural helicopters)
- (aviation) 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 typically having a smaller set of blades on its tail that stabilize the aircraft.
- We flew over the city in a helicopter.
- A powered troweling machine with spinning blades used to spread concrete.
- (botany) The winged fruit of certain trees, such as ash, elm, and maple.
- (zoology, slang) A dragonfly.
- A whirling trick performed with devil sticks.
- (aircraft): chopper (informal), copter (informal), eggbeater (slang), heli (informal), helo (military, slang), rotary-wing aircraft (technical), whirlybird (slang)
- (trowelling device): power trowel, trowel machine
- (winged fruit): samara, whirlybird
- → Cebuano: helikopter
- → Malay: helikopter
- → Tagalog: helikopter
machine for spreading concrete — see trowel machine
helicopter (third-person singular simple present helicopters, present participle helicoptering, simple past and past participle helicoptered)
- (transitive) To transport by helicopter.
- (intransitive) To travel by helicopter.
- To rotate like a helicopter blade.
- helicoptering his jacket, helicoptering his arms
- To overprotect one's children, as a helicopter parent does.
to transport by helicopter
to travel by helicopter
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helicopter n (plural helicoptere)
- Alternative form of elicopter
Declension of helicopter
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|nominative/accusative||(un) helicopter||helicopterul||(niște) helicoptere||helicopterele|
|genitive/dative||(unui) helicopter||helicopterului||(unor) helicoptere||helicopterelor|
- English terms derived from Proto-Indo-European
- English terms derived from the Proto-Indo-European root *welH-
- English terms derived from the Proto-Indo-European root *peth₂-
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- en:Dragonflies and damselflies
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