1. an aircraft without wings that obtains its lift from the rotation of overhead blades
Syn: ↑helicopter, ↑chopper, ↑whirlybird
Hypernyms: ↑heavier-than-air craft
Part Meronyms: ↑blade, ↑vane, ↑landing skid, ↑rotor
2. a mixer for beating eggs or whipping cream
Syn: ↑eggwhisk
Hypernyms: ↑beater, ↑mixer

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noun, pl -ers [count]
: a tool that is used by cooks to mix eggs very thoroughly

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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