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"helicopter" in British English

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helicopternoun [C]

uk   /ˈhel.ɪˌkɒp.tər/  us   /ˈhel.əˌkɑːp.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 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 large blades that spin on top
(Definition of helicopter from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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helicopternoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈhelɪkɒptər/ TRANSPORT
a type of aircraft without wings, that has long flat parts 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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