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or 'copter

[kop-ter] /ˈkɒp tər/
noun, Informal.
Origin of copter
First recorded in 1945-50; by shortening Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • The 'copter settled silently down into the heart of the city, glowing red from the flames and bombing.

    Infinite Intruder Alan Edward Nourse
  • She had read Fred's mind in the 'copter on the way from the jail, and Anita's as she was ushered in.

    Tinker's Dam Joseph Tinker
  • They couldn't bring the copter in with that thing squatting out there.

    The Green Beret Thomas Edward Purdom
  • The pilot's voice jarred him to reality as the copter berthed.

    We're Friends, Now Henry Hasse
  • He lifted her from the couch and carried her to her 'copter.

    Assignment's End Roger Dee
  • If he missed it, he wouldn't get his copter license until summer.

    Death of a Spaceman Walter M. Miller
  • You should be able to, ah, requisition a truck, or possibly even a 'copter or aircraft.

    Border, Breed Nor Birth Dallas McCord Reynolds
  • "The whole east coast's gone crazy," said the 'copter man drily.

    Morale Murray Leinster
  • The copter swung to the northwest, roaring a thousand feet above the snow-covered mountain tops.

    The Thirst Quenchers Rick Raphael
British Dictionary definitions for copter


(informal) short for helicopter
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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