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noun Informal.
  1. helicopter.

Origin of copter

First recorded in 1945–50; by shortening
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Examples from the Web for copter

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Historical Examples

  • The pilot's voice jarred him to reality as the copter berthed.

  • If he missed it, he wouldn't get his copter license until summer.

    Death of a Spaceman

    Walter M. Miller

  • The 'copter man carried some of them, too, and both men were loaded down.


    Murray Leinster

  • The 'copter man turned on the vision set he had packed from the staff gyrocar.


    Murray Leinster

  • "Letting the guys in the Wabbly hear what they hear," said the 'copter man grimly.


    Murray Leinster

British Dictionary definitions for copter



  1. informal short for helicopter
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