Definition of whirlybird in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈ(h)wərlēˌbərd/


informal, chiefly North American
A helicopter.
Example sentences
  • No wonder generals and presidents are so partial to whirlybirds.
  • Although Monaco is only nine miles distant from Nice - the handiest airport - there is something deeply exhilarating about disembarking from a plane and then rushing toward a waiting whirlybird instead of a boring old hire car.
  • Latitudes and Attitudes does an all-day heli-hike, starting with whirlybird sightseeing over Haleakala and ending with a 15-mile catered hike from Kaupo Gap through the volcano's crater.
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