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helicopt

[ hel-i-kopt, hee-li- ]
/ ˈhɛl ɪˌkɒpt, ˈhi lɪ- /
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verb (used with or without object)
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Origin of helicopt

1945–50; back formation from helicopter, by false analysis as helicopt- + -er1
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