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A powered troweling machine with spinning blades used to spread concrete.
A winged fruit of certain trees, such as ash, elm, and maple.
Borrowing from French hélicoptère, from Ancient Greek ἕλιξ (helix, “spiral”) + πτερόν (pteron, “wing”).
French hélicoptère Greek helix helik- spiral helix Greek pteron wing –pter
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
We've got a helicopter on the way.
The helicopter dropped and caught.
The helicopter lifted away before Brady had two feet in its belly, and the soldier holding her strapped her securely into a seat in the rear while the two of them stood with nonchalance in the center.
She saw smoke moving across the sky a moment before the helicopter rolled and began its sickening maneuvers again.
She stared at a helicopter as it lifted nimbly into the air, imagining Mr. Tim and other politicians aboard it.
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