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helicopter

hel·i·cop·ter

helicopter

 
pronunciation:
he l kap tr
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part of speech: noun
definition: a type of aircraft held aloft and propelled by horizontally rotating blades attached to its top side.
 
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The word helicopter contains the following parts:
helic, helico Greek root that means spiral, circular
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pter, ptero, pteryg, pteryx Greek root that means wing, fin