Definition of whirlybird in English:

whirlybird

noun

North American
informal
  • A helicopter.

    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’

Pronunciation

whirlybird

/ˈ(h)wərliˌbərd//ˈ(h)wərlēˌbərd/