quadcopter

or quad·ri·cop·ter

[ kwod-kop-ter or kwod-ri-kop-ter ]
/ ˈkwɒdˌkɒp tər or ˈkwɒd rɪˌkɒp tər /

noun

a rotorcraft with four arms, each with a propeller, one pair of which spins clockwise while the other spins counterclockwise, enabling the craft to hover and maintain stability: For aerial photography in mountainous regions, our drones of choice are small battery-powered quadcopters.

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Origin of quadcopter

First recorded in 1920–25 (in the sense “manned rotocraft”); quad(ri-) + copter

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