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convertiplane

or con路vert路a路plane, con路vert路o路plane

[ kuhn-vur-tuh-pleyn ]
/ k蓹n藞v蓽r t蓹藢ple瑟n /
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noun
an airplane capable of both vertical flight like a helicopter and fast, forward speed like a conventional airplane.
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Origin of convertiplane

First recorded in 1945鈥50; convert1 + -i- + plane1
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British Dictionary definitions for convertiplane

convertiplane

convertaplane or convertoplane

/ (k蓹n藞v蓽藧t蓹藢ple瑟n) /

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