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helicopter

noun [C] uk   /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 pilot
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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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