- (Australia) IPA: /ˈheliˌkɔptə(ɹ)/
- (British) IPA: /ˈhɛl.iˌkɒp.tə(ɹ)/, /ˈhɛl.ɪˌkɒp.tə(ɹ)/
- (America) IPA: /ˈhɛlɨˌkɑptɚ/
helicopter (plural helicopters)
- An aircraft that is borne along by one or more sets of long rotating blades which allow it to hover, move in any direction including reverse, or land; and typically having a smaller set of blades on its tail that stabilize the aircraft.
- We flew over the city in a helicopter.
- A powered troweling machine with spinning blades used to spread concrete.
- The winged fruit of certain trees, such as ash, elm, and maple.
- (slang) A dragonfly.
- A whirling trick performed with devil sticks.
- (aircraft) chopper (informal), copter (informal), eggbeater (slang), helo (military, slang), rotary-wing aircraft (technical), whirlybird (slang)
- (trowelling device) power trowel, trowel machine
- (winged fruit) samara, whirlybird
- French: hélicoptère
- German: Hubschrauber, Helikopter
- Italian: elicottero
- Portuguese: helicóptero
- Russian: вертолёт
- Spanish: helicóptero, autogiro
helicopter (helicopters, present participle helicoptering; past and past participle helicoptered)
- (transitive) To transport by helicopter.
- (intransitive) To travel by helicopter.
- To rotate like a helicopter blade.
- helicoptering his jacket, helicoptering his arms
- To overprotect one's children.
- French: héliporter
- Italian: elitrasportare