a samara or helicopter



  • 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.
  • A powered troweling machine with spinning blades used to spread concrete.
  • The winged fruit of certain trees, such as ash, elm, and maple.
  • A dragonfly.
  • A whirling trick performed with devil sticks.



Similar words


  • Borrowed from French hélicoptère, from Ancient Greek ἕλιξ + πτερόν. helicopteron.

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