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English definition of “helicopter”

helicopter

noun [C]     /ˈhel.ɪˌkɒp.tər/ US  /-ˌkɑːp.tɚ/
A2 a type of aircraft without wings, that has one or two sets of large blades that go round very fast on top. It can land and take off vertically and can stay in one place in the air: The injured were ferried to hospital by helicopter. a helicopter pilotFixed-wing aircraft and helicopters
(Definition of helicopter noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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