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Local football games were abandoned so police helicopters could use the pitches to land on. The Sun (2016)Pakistan's army sent soldiers and helicopters to the crash site in search of survivors. Times, Sunday Times (2016)In 1991 a helicopter crash that killed two compressed his spine and left him three inches shorter. Times, Sunday Times (2016)FIVE Afghan soldiers and a policeman were killed in error by one of their own military helicopters. The Sun (2016)THREE men used a helicopter to smuggle heroin and cocaine worth 12million into Britain. The Sun (2016)Such as the fact I don't know how to ride a motorbike or fire a gun or fly a helicopter. Times, Sunday Times (2017)I was spared after a helicopter crash and a stroke to do more good in the world before I leave it. Times, Sunday Times (2016)One forthcoming wedding this summer sees the couple flying in via helicopter. The Sun (2008)The regime is the only party in the conflict to use helicopters. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The crowd inside the stadium then heard the distant sound of a helicopter hovering. The Sun (2012)Survivors of a helicopter crash that killed four oil workers have won millions of pounds in compensation. Times, Sunday Times (2016)If they want a closer look the resort offers camel rides and helicopter flights. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The attack helicopters are able to strike more precisely than war planes that fly at higher altitudes. Times, Sunday Times (2011)She was flown about in air force helicopters. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Then he gave a lift in his helicopter to any jockeys in need. Times, Sunday Times (2008)They are more concerned with snipers and helicopter gunships. Times, Sunday Times (2011)They cheered as military helicopters flew past with national flags. The Sun (2013)Her feat will not be officially recognised if the helicopter was used. The Sun (2014)That was the sound of the police helicopter hovering outside. STUART: A Life Backwards (2005)Five people have been seriously hurt in a helicopter crash. Times, Sunday Times (2016)But we soon had evidence that a helicopter flight might also be very dangerous. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Four naval ships and nine air force helicopters were ready to help stricken families. The Sun (2014)The helicopters lifted off and within moments the two guerrillas had been stripped and disabled. Times, Sunday Times (2008)America had aircraft carriers and spy planes and jet fighters and helicopter gunships. The Sun (2015)Interest in polo and military helicopters an advantage. Times, Sunday Times (2012)We had to do safety training before flying in a helicopter in case we crashed into the sea. The Sun (2012)Emergency medical helicopters must be able to take to the air to allow the grand prix to go ahead. Times, Sunday Times (2015)It's the most expensive attack helicopter in aviation history. The Sun (2010)With military jets, helicopters and unmanned aircraft systems. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Casualty evacuation helicopters and Hercules transport aircraft are also said to be in short supply. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Police, firefighters and the military have deployed aircraft and helicopters. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Two Apache attack helicopters provide cover. Times, Sunday Times (2010)
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Translations for 'helicopter'
British English: helicopter /ˈhɛlɪˌkɒptə/ NOUN
A helicopter is an aircraft with no wings. It hovers or moves vertically and horizontally by means of large overhead blades which rotate.
- American English: helicopter
- Arabic: هِليكُوبْتَر
- Brazilian Portuguese: helicóptero
- Chinese: 直升机
- Croatian: helikopter
- Czech: helikoptéra
- Danish: helikopter
- Dutch: helikopter
- European Spanish: helicóptero
- Finnish: helikopteri
- French: hélicoptère
- German: Hubschrauber
- Greek: ελικόπτερο
- Italian: elicottero
- Japanese: ヘリコプター
- Korean: 헬리콥터
- Norwegian: helikopter
- Polish: helikopter
- European Portuguese: helicóptero
- Romanian: elicopter
- Russian: вертолет
- Spanish: helicóptero
- Swedish: helikopter
- Thai: เฮลิคอปเตอร์
- Turkish: helikopter
- Ukrainian: гелікоптер
- Vietnamese: máy bay trực thăng
Definition of helicopter from the Collins English Dictionary
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