from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An aircraft powered by a conventional propeller and supported in flight by a freewheeling, horizontal rotor that provides lift.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. An aircraft in which lift is provided by unpowered rotating wings and thrust is provided by a conventional propeller.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. same as autogyro.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an aircraft that is supported in flight by unpowered rotating horizontal wings (or blades); forward propulsion is provided by a conventional propeller
Amelia Earhart, he said, once stopped here to refuel during a solo transcontinental autogiro flight.
But his autogiro was too fast for their antiquated ships and they lost him.
My autogiro is over here and we can be in my apartment in no time at all.
Oh, I'll see your Blackberry and raise you an autogiro.
Capitol, climbing out of his autogiro after a quick game of golf, see this link.
The game is up for him, then, as even though he captures Vincent, who has been dressed as The Shadow, he reckons without The Shadow's autogiro, and explosive entrance through his window many floors up, to effect a rescue.
Juan de la Cierva invented the autogiro (1922), differing from the helicopter in that its rotor autorotated and the engine drove a normal propeller.
And in the autogiro express back to the university, he could almost wish he were superstitious.
There are underwater spear gun vehicles, escape modules and various motorbikes as well as the Little Nellie autogiro which is a cross between an aircraft and helicopter.
The autogiro does actually fly, as does the Acrostar mini jet that Bond pilots in Octopussy after retrieving it from a horsebox, folding out the wings and taking off.