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Meaning of helicopter

hel•i•cop•ter

Pronunciation: (hel'i-kop"tur, hē'li-), [key]
— n.
  1. any of a class of heavier-than-air craft that are lifted and sustained in the air horizontally by rotating wings or blades turning on vertical axes through power supplied by an engine.
—v.i.
  1. to fly in a helicopter.
—v.t.
  1. to convey in a helicopter.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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