- IPA: /ˈhiːlɪks/
helix (plural helixes or helices)
- (mathematics) A curve on the surface of a cylinder or cone such that its angle to a plane perpendicular to the axis is constant; the three-dimensional curve seen in a screw or a spiral staircase.
- (architecture) A small volute under the abacus of a Corinthian capital.
- (anatomy) The incurved rim of the external ear.
- An upside down midair 360° spin in playboating.
- (curve) spiral (not in technical use)
- French: hélice
- German: Spirale, Wendel
- Italian: elica
- Portuguese: hélice
- Russian: спира́ль
- Spanish: hélice
- Portuguese: hélice, hélix
helix (helixes, present participle helixing; past and past participle helixed)
- To form or cause to form a helix.