whirlybird
noun Date: 1951 helicopter

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • whirlybird — n. a helicopter. □ See that whirlybird up there? It’s timing your speed. Slow down. □ The whirlybird landed on the roof of the hospital …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • whirlybird — /hwerr lee berrd , werr /, n. Informal. helicopter. [1950 55; WHIRL + Y1 + BIRD] * * * …   Universalium

  • whirlybird — noun A helicopter …   Wiktionary

  • whirlybird — n. helicopter (Slang) whirl·y·bird || hwÉœrlɪbÉœrd / wɜːlɪbɜːd …   English contemporary dictionary

  • whirlybird — noun informal, chiefly N. Amer. a helicopter …   English new terms dictionary

  • whirlybird — whirl•y•bird [[t]ˈ(h)wɜr liˌbɜrd, ˈwɜr [/t]] n. inf helicopter • Etymology: 1950–55 …   From formal English to slang

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