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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.

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  • 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

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Originally a trademark.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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