wentelwiek

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From wentelen (to rotate, to revolve) +‎ wiek (propeller, blade (of a mill)).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈʋɛn.təlˌʋik/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: wen‧tel‧wiek

Noun[edit]

wentelwiek f (plural wentelwieken, diminutive wentelwiekje n)

  1. (uncommon) A helicopter.
    • 2007, Ko Colijn, "On(in-)grijpbaar Darfur", Vrij Nederland, page 26.
      Natuurlijk hangt de oplossing niet van een luchtbombardement of een handvol wentelwieken af.
      Of course the solution doesn't depend on an aerial bombing or a handful of helicopters.
  2. (rare, nonstandard) The rotor of a helicopter or a similar aircraft; the sail of a windmill.
    Synonyms: rotor, wiek

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