Ornithopter definition

ôrnə-thŏptər
A machine shaped like an aircraft that is held aloft and propelled by wing movements.
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An experimental type of aircraft designed to be propelled by the flapping of the wings.
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An aircraft that generates lift through the flapping of its wings.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
ornithopter
Plural:
ornithopters

Origin of ornithopter

  • From ornitho- +"Ž -pter.

    From Wiktionary