Aircraft vs Rotorcraft - What's the difference?

aircraft | rotorcraft |


As nouns the difference between aircraft and rotorcraft

is that aircraft is a vehicle capable of atmospheric flight due to interaction with the air, such as buoyancy or lift while rotorcraft is any aircraft that obtains its lift from rotors.

aircraft

Noun

(aircraft)
  • A vehicle capable of atmospheric flight due to interaction with the air, such as buoyancy or lift.
  • Usage notes

    * The nonstandard plural form is in use among non-native speakers of English.

    Hyponyms

    * See also

    Derived terms

    * aircraft carrier * model aircraft * rocket aircraft

    See also

    * aeroplane (UK), airplane (US) English invariant nouns English words suffixed with -craft

    rotorcraft

    Noun

    (en-noun)
  • Any aircraft that obtains its lift from rotors.
  • See also

    * autogyro * gyrodyne * helicopter * tiltrotor