gyroplane
noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: 1907 an airplane balanced and supported by the aerodynamic forces acting on rapidly rotating horizontal or slightly inclined airfoils

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  • gyroplane — [ʒiʀɔplan] n. m. ÉTYM. 1907, in Rev. gén. des sc., no 19, p. 809; de gyro , et (aéro)plane. ❖ ♦ Didactique. 1 Rare. ⇒ Gyravion. 2 Appareil volant où des hélices inclinées servent à la fois à l …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • gyroplane — [jī′rō plān΄] n. [ GYRO + PLANE2] any aircraft having wings that rotate about a vertical or nearly vertical axis, as the autogiro or helicopter …   English World dictionary

  • Gyroplane — Le Breguet Richer no 1 (1907) …   Wikipédia en Français

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  • gyroplane — /juy reuh playn /, n. autogiro. [1905 10; GYRO + PLANE1] * * * …   Universalium

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  • gyroplane — noun an autogiro or similar aircraft …   English new terms dictionary

  • gyroplane — gy•ro•plane [[t]ˈdʒaɪ rəˌpleɪn[/t]] n. aer. autogiro • Etymology: 1905–10 …   From formal English to slang

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