Definition of Orthopter

1. Noun. Heavier-than-air craft that is propelled by the flapping of wings.

Exact synonyms: Ornithopter
Generic synonyms: Heavier-than-air Craft



Definition of Orthopter

1. Noun. Any insect of the order ''Orthoptera'' ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Orthopter

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Orthopter

orthopnoic
orthopny
orthopod
orthopoda
orthopods
orthopositronium
orthopoxvirus
orthopoxviruses
orthoprax
orthopraxy
orthoprosthesis
orthopsychiatric
orthopsychiatrist
orthopsychiatrists
orthopsychiatry
orthopter (current term)
orthoptera
orthopteran
orthopterans
orthopterist
orthopterists
orthopteroid
orthopteroids
orthopteron
orthopterous
orthopterous insect
orthopters
orthoptic
orthoptics
orthoptist

Literary usage of Orthopter

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1. Flying Machines Today by William Duane Ennis (1911)
"The orthopter. The Helicopter. Composite Types. What is Promised. AERIAL WARFARE. AERIAL FLIGHT. Vol. 1. Aerodynamics. By FW LANCHESTER. ..."

2. AĆ«rial Navigation: A Popular Treatise on the Growth of Air Craft and on by Albert Francis Zahm (1911)
"He doubtless realized the impracticability of an orthopter actuated by human ... The orthopter is still a favorite device cultivated by a few persons who ..."

3. Dictionary of Aviation by Robert Morris Pierce (1911)
"... ground. orthogonal theory, the theory or notion that certain birds can, by flapping their wings, rise vertically from the.ground in flight. orthopter ..."

4. Aeroplanes by James Slough Zerbe (1915)
"The term orthopter, or orni- thopter, meaning bird wing, is applied to such flying machines as depend on wing motion to support them in the air. ..."

5. The Canadian Entomologist by Entomological Society of Canada (1951- ), Entomological Society of Ontario (1887)
"In South Carolina I collected a number of specimens of an orthopter- ous insect, which strikingly resembled the predaceous Cicindelidae. ..."

6. Geological Magazine by Henry Woodward (1904)
"... and four insect-remains from the Devonian of St. John's, Brunswick. In 1874 AH Swinton figured a fossil orthopter of the genus ..."

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