convertiplane

[kuhn-vur-tuh-pleyn]
noun
a plane capable of both vertical flight like a helicopter and fast, forward speed like a conventional airplane.
Also, convertaplane, convertoplane.


Origin:
1945–50; convert + -i- + plane1

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convertiplane, convertaplane or convertoplane (kənˈvɜːtəˌpleɪn)
 
n
an aircraft that can land and take off vertically by temporarily directing its propulsive thrust downwards
 
convertaplane, convertaplane or convertoplane
 
n
 
convertoplane, convertaplane or convertoplane
 
n

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A convertiplane is a fixedwing aircraft capable of vertical takeoff and landing.
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