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[koh-pahy-luh t] /ˈkoʊˌpaɪ lət/
a pilot who is second in command of an aircraft.
Also called first officer.
Origin of copilot
First recorded in 1925-30; co- + pilot Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • In boarding aircraft with a single hatch, the pilot enters first, followed by the copilot and other members of the crew.

    The Armed Forces Officer U. S. Department of Defense
  • Ensign Thomas came aboard and took his place beside his copilot.

    A Yankee Flier in Italy Rutherford G. Montgomery
  • O'Malley and Allison dragged the copilot back and crowded him into the narrow rear compartment with the others.

    A Yankee Flier in Italy Rutherford G. Montgomery
  • Before the copilot could wiggle free, O'Malley was up forward with the other pistol.

    A Yankee Flier in Italy Rutherford G. Montgomery
  • How would you like to copilot a real ship, an American ship?

    A Yankee Flier with the R.A.F. Rutherford G. Montgomery
British Dictionary definitions for copilot


a second or relief pilot of an aircraft
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for copilot

1927, from co- + pilot (n.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for copilot



An amphetamine taken in order to stay awake (1960s+ Truckers)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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