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Meaning of “helicopter” in the English Dictionary

"helicopter" in British English

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helicopternoun [C]

uk   /ˈhel.ɪˌkɒp.tər/  us   /-ˌkɑːp.tɚ/
A2 a ​type of ​aircraft without ​wings, that has one or two sets of ​largeblades 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 ​pilot

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(Definition of helicopter from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"helicopter" in American English

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helicopternoun [C]

 us   /ˈhel·ɪˌkɑp·tər, ˈhi·lə-/ (short form copter)
a ​type of ​aircraft without ​wings but with ​largeblades that ​spin on ​top
(Definition of helicopter from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"helicopter" in Business English

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helicopternoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈhelɪkɒptər/ TRANSPORT
a ​type of ​aircraft without wings, that has ​longflatparts on ​top that go round very fast. Helicopters take off and ​land vertically.
(Definition of helicopter from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “helicopter”
in Korean 헬리콥터…
in Arabic طائِرة مِرْوَحِيّة…
in Malaysian helikopter…
in French hélicoptère…
in Russian вертолет…
in Chinese (Traditional) 直升機…
in Italian elicottero…
in Turkish helikopter…
in Polish helikopter, śmigłowiec…
in Spanish helicóptero…
in Vietnamese trực thăng…
in Portuguese helicóptero…
in Thai เฮลิคอปเตอร์…
in German der Hubschrauber…
in Catalan helicòpter…
in Japanese ヘリコプター…
in Chinese (Simplified) 直升机…
in Indonesian helikopter…
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