fixed-wing

fixed-wing
/fikst"wing"/, adj.
of or pertaining to aircraft that derive lift from the motion of air over aerodynamically designed surfaces that are rigidly and permanently attached to the fuselage.

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adj. [attrib.] denoting aircraft of the conventional type as opposed to those with rotating wings, such as helicopters

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ˌfixed-ˈwing 7 [fixed-wing] adjective only before noun
used to describe aircraft with wings that remain in the same position, rather than ↑helicopters, etc.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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