also convertaplane noun Date: 1949 an aircraft that takes off and lands like a helicopter and is convertible to a fixed-wing configuration for forward flight

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  • Convertiplane —   [kən vəːtɪpleɪn, englisch] das, s/ s, Wandelflugzeug, Flugzeug, bei dem zur Erzielung von Senkrechtstarteigenschaften die Stellung des Tragflügels (Kippflügelflugzeug), der Triebwerke (Kipptriebwerksflugzeug) oder der Luftschrauben… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • convertiplane — ☆ convertiplane [kən vʉrt′ə plān΄ ] n. [ CONVERTI(BLE) + (AIR)PLANE] an aircraft designed to take off and land vertically like a helicopter but to fly forward in level flight like a conventional airplane …   English World dictionary

  • Convertiplane — A convertiplane is an aircraft that converts in flight to change the method to obtain lift,[1] and is capable of vertical take off and landing.[2] The most common example uses a standard wing in horizontal flight and proprotors for takeoff and… …   Wikipedia

  • convertiplane — /keuhn verr teuh playn /, n. a plane capable of both vertical flight like a helicopter and fast, forward speed like a conventional airplane. Also, convertaplane, convertoplane. [1945 50; CONVERT + I + PLANE1] * * * …   Universalium

  • convertiplane — noun Any of several forms of aircraft capable of both vertical takeoff and landing, and of normal forward flight; usually has variable geometry wings that can rotate …   Wiktionary

  • Convertiplane — Con|ver|ti|plane [kən və:tiplein] das; s, s <engl. Kurzw. aus convertible »(um)wandelbar« u. plane »Flugzeug«> Wandelflugzeug, für den Senkrechtstart geeignetes Flugzeug, das die Stellung des Tragwerkes u. der Triebwerke so verändern kann,… …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • convertiplane — n. plane that is able to take off and land vertically like a helicopter …   English contemporary dictionary

  • convertiplane — The same as convertible helicopter …   Aviation dictionary

  • convertiplane — con·vert·i·plane …   English syllables

  • convertiplane — con•vert•i•plane [[t]kənˈvɜr təˌpleɪn[/t]] n. aer. an aircraft capable of vertical flight like a helicopter and forward flight like a conventional airplane • Etymology: 1945–50 …   From formal English to slang

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