Definition of Rotary wing

1. Noun. The long airfoil that rotates to provide the lift that supports a helicopter in the air.

Exact synonyms: Rotor Blade
Generic synonyms: Aerofoil, Airfoil, Control Surface, Surface
Group relationships: Main Rotor

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Rotary Wing

rotary actuator
rotary converter
rotary dial
rotary engine
rotary engines
rotary evaporator
rotary joint
rotary motion
rotary phone
rotary phones
rotary press
rotary printing press
rotary subluxation of scaphoid
rotary wing (current term)
rotating anode
rotating anode tube
rotating mechanism
rotating shaft

Literary usage of Rotary wing

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1. Journal by Helicopter Association of Great Britain (1894)
"Fortunately, due to the work of JUAN DE LA CIERVA and those who had the foresight to sponsor his experiments, there is available a background of rotary wing ..."

2. Dust Off: Army Aeromedical Evacuation in Vietnam by Peter Dorland, James Nanney (2001)
"The decade after the war also saw the development of rotary-wing aircraft. In December 1928 the United States received from France its first sample of a ..."

3. Roles, Missions, And Functions Of The Armed Forces: Opportunities For (1993)
"The Marine Corps believes it needs to maintain both fixed-wing and rotary-wing tactical aircraft to support an integrated air-land task force concept—a ..."

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