or con·vert·a·plane, con·vert·o·plane
[ kuhn-vur-tuh-pleyn ]
/ kənˈvɜr təˌpleɪn /
an airplane capable of both vertical flight like a helicopter and fast, forward speed like a conventional airplane.
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British Dictionary definitions for convertiplane
convertaplane or convertoplane
/ (kənˈvɜːtəˌpleɪn) /
an aircraft that can land and take off vertically by temporarily directing its propulsive thrust downwards
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