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autogiro

or au路to路gy路ro

[ aw-tuh-jahy-roh ]
/ 藢蓴 t蓹藞d蕭a瑟 ro蕣 /
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noun, plural au路to路gi路ros.
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the fuselage that provides lift for the machine, with forward propulsion being provided by a conventional propeller: superseded in most applications by the helicopter.
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Also called gyrocopter, gyroplane.

Origin of autogiro

First recorded in 1920鈥25; formerly a trademark
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British Dictionary definitions for autogiro

autogiro

autogyro

/ (藢蓴藧t蓹蕣藞d蕭a瑟r蓹蕣) /

noun plural -ros
a self-propelled aircraft supported in flight mainly by unpowered rotating horizontal bladesAlso called: gyroplane Compare helicopter

Word Origin for autogiro

C20: originally a trademark
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
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