or con·vert·a·plane, con·vert·o·plane
- an airplane capable of both vertical flight like a helicopter and fast, forward speed like a conventional airplane.
Origin of convertiplane
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convertaplane or convertoplane
- an aircraft that can land and take off vertically by temporarily directing its propulsive thrust downwards
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