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convertiplane

or convertaplane, convertoplane

[kuh n-vur-tuh-pleyn] /kənˈvɜr təˌpleɪn/
noun
1.
an airplane capable of both vertical flight like a helicopter and fast, forward speed like a conventional airplane.
Origin of convertiplane
1945-1950
First recorded in 1945-50; convert1 + -i- + plane1
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British Dictionary definitions for convertiplane

convertiplane

/kənˈvɜːtəˌpleɪn/
noun
1.
an aircraft that can land and take off vertically by temporarily directing its propulsive thrust downwards
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