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An ornithopter built in 1902.

EtymologyEdit

From French ornithoptère, from Ancient Greek ὄρνιθ- (órnith-) + πτερόν (pterón, wing).

PronunciationEdit

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈɔː.nɪˌθɒp.tə/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈɔɹ.nɪˌθɑp.tɚ/
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ornithopter (plural ornithopters)

  1. An aircraft that generates lift through the flapping of its wings.

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