egg-beater

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egg-beater

1. slang A helicopter. A: "Do you hear that egg-beater?" B: "Yes, it must be from the local news station."
2. slang A small motor on an outboard. Why isn't the boat moving? Is there something wrong with the egg-beater?
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egg-beater

1. n. an outboard boat motor. My egg-beater has been acting up, so I didn’t go out on the lake today.
2. n. a helicopter. (see also rotorhead.) The egg-beater landed on the hospital roof.
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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References in classic literature ?
Paul's cheery soprano, lifted in a hymn, doated through the trees, accompanied by the whirr of an egg-beater. A sharp barking told where Possum still waged hysterical and baffled war on the Douglass squirrels.
Tonight his arms whirl like a pair of angry egg-beaters as he decides the Woolpack's not worthy of his fine dining talents and so he's off to pastures new.
At the same time, Bender recontextualizes the objects in their own right, allowing viewers to see them in fresh ways; suddenly, previously overlooked stepladders, potato mashers or egg-beaters are revealed as formally fascinating objects.
(Egg-beaters, salad colanders and the like; the bird's nest Horton tends is a translucent green swimming tube, the egg is a white soccer ball.)
"I got my backside kicked after the Austria match for saying we weren't good enough so, er, I thought we looked like egg-beaters, sorry world-beaters."