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au•to•gi•ro



Pronunciation: (ô"tu-jī'rō), [key]
n.,
pl. -ros.

an aircraft with an unpowered, horizontally rotating propeller on a shaft above the fuselage that provides lift for the machine, with forward propulsion being provided by a conventional propeller: superseded in most applications by the helicopter. Also,au"to•gy'ro.Also called gyrocopter, gyroplane.

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