Air Force Language (1962); Medical Slang (1994)

Jesse Sheidlower jester at PANIX.COM
Tue Jul 24 14:12:47 UTC 2001

> >  _eggbeater_--A helicopter. (RHHDAS 1936)
> A rather precocious entry, since helicopters were a rarely-seen curiosity
> until the Sikorsky R-4 (first flight 13 January 1942) went into series
> production.

The 1936 entry in HDAS actually refers to an autogiro, not a helicopter;
the definition in HDAS allows for both senses for _eggbeater_ and the cites
make clear which is which.

Jesse Sheidlower

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