Definition of whirlybird in English:


Translate whirlybird into Spanish


informal North American
  • A helicopter.

    • ‘No wonder generals and presidents are so partial to whirlybirds.’
    • ‘Although Monaco is only nine miles distant from Nice - the handiest airport - there is something deeply exhilarating about disembarking from a plane and then rushing toward a waiting whirlybird instead of a boring old hire car.’
    • ‘Latitudes and Attitudes does an all-day heli-hike, starting with whirlybird sightseeing over Haleakala and ending with a 15-mile catered hike from Kaupo Gap through the volcano's crater.’



/ˈ(h)wərlēˌbərd/ /ˈ(h)wərliˌbərd/