Definition of Rotor blade

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

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



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Rotor Blade

rotls
roto
rotochemical
rotodome
rotodomes
rotodynamic
rotogravure
rotogravures
rotolo
rotolos
rotometers
rotomolded
rotomoulded
roton
rotor
rotor blade (current term)
rotor coil
rotor head
rotor shaft
rotorcraft
rotorcrafts
rotors
rotos
rotoscoliosis
rotoscope
rotoscoped
rotoscopes
rotoscopic
rotoscoping
rototill

Literary usage of Rotor blade

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

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). ..."

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