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Date: 1800-1900
Language: French
Origin: hélicoptère, from Greek heliko- (from helix; HELIX) + pteron 'wing'

helicopter

noun
     
helicopter
Related topics: Air
hel‧i‧cop‧ter [countable]
TTA a type of aircraft with large metal blades on top which turn around very quickly to make it fly [= chopper]

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