orthopter definition

  • noun:
    • Any pest of this order Orthoptera
    • An orthopterous insect; an orthopteran or orthopteron; any member of the Orthoptera.
    • a kind of dirigible flying-machine or aërodrome, more substantial compared to the air it displaces and utilizing no gas-bag, when the engine supplying the vitality to raise and move the device functions straight to produce movement in desired way.
    • heavier-than-air craft this is certainly propelled by the flapping of wings

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