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helicopter

noun [C]  /ˈhel·ɪˌkɑp·tər, ˈhi·lə-/ ( short form copter) us  
a type of aircraft without wings but with large blades that spin on top
Translations of “helicopter”
in Korean 헬리콥터…
in Arabic طائِرة مِرْوَحِيّة…
in French hélicoptère…
in Turkish helikopter…
in Italian elicottero…
in Chinese (Traditional) 直升機…
in Russian вертолет…
in Polish helikopter, śmigłowiec…
in Spanish helicóptero…
in Portuguese helicóptero…
in German der Hubschrauber…
in Catalan helicòpter…
in Japanese ヘリコプター…
in Chinese (Simplified) 直升机…
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