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helicopter

Saltos de línea: heli|cop¦ter
Pronunciación: /ˈhɛlɪkɒptə
 
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Definición de helicopter en inglés:

sustantivo

A type of aircraft which derives both lift and propulsion from one or more sets of horizontally revolving overhead rotors. It is capable of moving vertically and horizontally, the direction of motion being controlled by the pitch of the rotor blades.
Example sentences
  • One of the helicopter's rotor blades had smashed into the crag, showering the rescuers with fragments of rock.
  • Stuart was said to be on the flight deck when he was hit by debris from the rotor blades of the helicopter.
  • The couple led police to the graves last week, directing operations as a helicopter flew overhead.

verbo

[with object and adverbial of direction] Volver al principio  
1Transport by helicopter: he was helicoptered out with a bleeding ulcer
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • Presumably, they would also prohibit helicoptering participants and visitors into racing venues and other sporting events.
  • The pilot was helicoptered out to the hospital.
  • He was just helicoptered across London to the south bank of the Thames.
1.1 [no object, with adverbial of direction] Fly somewhere in a helicopter: they were helicoptering daily between Bath and London
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • The day began with a committee lunch at the Woodlands Hotel, to which the two stars, along with their management team, helicoptered in.
  • David helicoptered back to London, while the rest of the team headed off for a barbecue, organised by Christian Horner.
  • And in just a short while, the president will be helicoptering to that carrier.

Origen

late 19th century: from French hélicoptère, from Greek helix 'spiral' + pteron 'wing'.

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