Definition of rotary wing in English:

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rotary wing

noun

[usually as modifier]
An airfoil that rotates in an approximately horizontal plane, providing all or most of the lift in a helicopter or autogiro.
Example sentences
  • Over time, initiative was slowly regained through suppression missions with airlifted mortar assets and close air support provided by fixed and rotary wing aircraft.
  • The system gives 360° coverage against fixed and rotary wing aircraft, unmanned air vehicles and air launched missiles.
  • He still has a long-term goal of becoming a rotary wing pilot.

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Syllabification: ro·ta·ry wing

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