whirlybird

[hwur-lee-burd, wur-]
noun Informal.

Origin:
1950–55; whirl + -y1 + bird

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whirlybird (ˈwɜːlɪˌbɜːd)
 
n
an informal word for helicopter

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Example sentences
Maples make those little whirlybird seeds you see spiraling down in droves each spring.
Better get packed because the whirlybird's picking us up before dawn.
He was carrying the chemical tank in one hand and the spray wand in the other as he sprayed the whirlybird vents on the roof.
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