- an aircraft with an unpowered, horizontally rotating propeller on a shaft above the fuselage that provides lift for the machine, with forward propulsion being provided by a conventional propeller: superseded in most applications by the helicopter.
Origin of autogiro
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The man half cuffed her upright and then hurried her toward the autogiro.
Suddenly one of them shot toward the autogiro and the rest followed.
"I am going to buy an autogiro," she announced, with decision.
And an autogiro ought to be especially adapted for this kind of thing.
Or rather, the top of the autogiro, for it was not wholly visible.
- a self-propelled aircraft supported in flight mainly by unpowered rotating horizontal bladesAlso called: gyroplane Compare helicopter