egg-beater


noun

  1. a small rotary beater for beating eggs, whipping cream, etc.
  2. Slang. a helicopter.

noun

  1. Also called: eggwhisk a kitchen utensil for beating eggs, whipping cream, etc; whisk
  2. mainly US and Canadian an informal name for helicopter
n.

also eggbeater, 1828, from egg (n.) + beater. Slang sense of “helicopter” is from 1937 from notion of whirling rotation.

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