American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Variant of autogiro.
- n. alternative spelling of autogiro.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. an aircraft that is supported in flight by unpowered rotating horizontal wings (or blades); forward propulsion is provided by a conventional propeller.
- n. an aircraft that is supported in flight by unpowered rotating horizontal wings (or blades); forward propulsion is provided by a conventional propeller
“No one has ever managed to circumnavigate the globe in an autogyro, which is the predecessor to the modern-day helicopter that was made famous by an appearance in the James Bond film You Only Live Twice.”
“It was not a plane or a helicopter, but an autogyro.”
“Auto chases, motorcycle escapes, and a fantastic battle between U-boat and autogyro over Coney Island!”
“On the other hand, Claudette Colbert was still radiant in her satin wedding gown and backlit veil as she ran past the autogyro, in the climax, to the car that would take her to Clark Gable.”
“It's fast and fun and has a neat autogyro, but because it's based on an existing television format with style and budget constraints it doesn't have the startling originality of his other movies.”
“Like a helicopter, the autogyro used rotors for lift.”
“The autogyro didn't make a true vertical takeoff and landing -- it did have to be pushed forward a little before lifting off, unless there was a stiff wind blowing -- but it was good enough for his purposes.”
“In 1935 they didn't have helicopters -- they had the autogyro.”
“One careful step at time, Jessica and Aaron Tragon crossed the twenty feet between the autogyro and the skeletons.”
“The tail of the autogyro sheared and the battery ripped free.”
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*sigh* I wish I had lived in the barnstorming era. In my flying days, I loved nothing more than flipping around in the air and landing in fields or on dirt runways. (^-^)
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