autogiro

[n] - an aircraft that is supported in flight by unpowered rotating horizontal wings (or blades)
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autogiro

autogyro noun an aircraft that is supported in flight by unpowered rotating horizontal wings (or blades); forward propulsion is provided by a conventional propeller
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autogiro

rotary-wing aircraft, superseded after World War II by the more efficient helicopter. It employed a propeller for forward motion and a freely ... [4 related articles]
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autogiro

autogyro, autogiro 1. An aircraft powered by a conventional propeller and supported in flight by a freewheeling, horizontal rotor that provides lift. 2. An aircraft with an unpowered, horizontally rotating propeller on a shaft above the fuselage that provides lift for the machine, with forward propulsion being provided by a conventional propeller:...
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autogiro

autogiro (ôtōjī'rō) or gyroplane (jī'ruplān) , type of aircraft supported in the air by a horizontally mounted airfoil similar to that of a helicopter but unpowered. Invented by the Spaniard Juan de la Cierva, it was first flown successfully in Jan., 1923,...
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autogiro

Heavier-than-air craft that supports itself in the air with a rotary wing, or rotor. The Spanish aviator Juan de la Cierva designed the first successful autogiro in 1923. The autogiro's rotor provides only lift and not propulsion; it has been superseded by the helicopter, in which the rotor provides both. The autogiro is propelled b...
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AUTOGIRO

An aeroplane that flies by virtue of the lift generated by freewheeling rotating wings set 'windmill'' fashion above the fuselage The forward motion of the autogiro provides the force to keep the rotors turning so unlike a helicopter the autogiro cannot hover
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