gyrocopter

[jahy-ruh-kop-ter]

Origin of gyrocopter

First recorded in 1910–15; gyro- + (heli)copter
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Examples from the Web for gyrocopter

Historical Examples of gyrocopter

  • The gyrocopter that could carry them aloft, out of the rout, was fifty feet away.

  • Darl's gyrocopter was diving on a long slant for the Dome wall.

  • The gyrocopter was sluggish, dipped alarmingly when it should have darted, arrow-like, to its mark.

  • Here, cover me with this till I reach the gyrocopter, then get back quick, and seal the air-lock.