whirlybird

Definitions of whirlybird
  1. noun
    an aircraft without wings that obtains its lift from the rotation of overhead blades
    synonyms: chopper, eggbeater, helicopter
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    cargo helicopter
    a helicopter that carries cargo
    shuttle helicopter
    a helicopter that shuttles back and forth
    single-rotor helicopter
    a helicopter having a single rotor
    skyhook
    helicopter carrying a reel of steel cable that can be used to lift and transport heavy objects
    type of:
    heavier-than-air craft
    a non-buoyant aircraft that requires a source of power to hold it aloft and to propel it
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