1. small wooden Japanese toy that flies when spun between the palms of one's hands
Wikipedia definition
2. Bamboo-copterThe bamboo-copter or bamboo dragonfly is a toy propeller that flies up when its shaft is rapidly spun. This helicopter-like top originated in Warring States Period China around 400 BCE, and was the object of early experiments by George Cayley, the inventor of modern aeronautics. In China, the earliest known flying toys consisted of feathers at the end of a stick, which was rapidly spun between the hands and released into flight.
Read “Bamboo-copter” on English Wikipedia
Read “竹とんぼ” on Japanese Wikipedia
Read “Bamboo-copter” on DBpedia
Other forms
竹蜻蛉 【たけとんぼ】


to talk about this word.