Definition of Rotor blade
1. Noun. The long airfoil that rotates to provide the lift that supports a helicopter in the air.
Generic synonyms: Aerofoil, Airfoil, Control Surface, Surface
Group relationships: Main Rotor
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Literary usage of Rotor blade
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1. Journalby Helicopter Association of Great Britain by Helicopter Association of Great Britain (1894)
"rotor blade Mounting This may be divided as follows: — 1. Non articulated rotor blades, commonly called the rigid rotor, which of course is a misnomer. 2. ..."
2. Marines & Helicopters, 1962-1973 by William R. Fails (1995)
"It makes absolutely no difference if the shape is a wing, a propeller, or a rotor blade. The faster the speed of the air, the more lift generated. ..."
3. Basic Helicopter Handbook by Diane Publishing Company (1995)
"The rotor blade pitch horns are placed approximately 90° ahead of or behind the blade on which they control the pitch change (figs. 34 and 37). ..."