What does the word helicopter mean?

Usage examples for helicopter

  1. The helicopter had dropped him at the upper end of the canyon the day before, giving him a chance to reconnoitre and familiarize himself with the terrain once again. – This Crowded Earth by Robert Bloch
  2. Nuwell dropped the helicopter lower. – Rebels of the Red Planet by Charles Louis Fontenay
  3. Look, there's a government helicopter coming. – The Black Star Passes by John W Campbell