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copter

or 'copter

[kop-ter] /ˈkɒp tər/
noun, Informal.
Origin of copter
1945-1950
First recorded in 1945-50; by shortening
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  • The pilot's voice jarred him to reality as the copter berthed.

    We're Friends, Now Henry Hasse
  • 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.

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

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

    Morale Murray Leinster
  • "They don't know what in hell they're up against," said the 'copter man joyously.

    Morale Murray Leinster
  • Sergeant Walpole and the 'copter man were flat on the ground with their hands to their ears.

    Morale Murray Leinster
  • But then the 'copter man looked where Sergeant Walpole pointed dizzily.

    Morale Murray Leinster
  • "The whole east coast's gone crazy," said the 'copter man drily.

    Morale Murray Leinster
British Dictionary definitions for copter

copter

/ˈkɒptə/
noun
1.
(informal) short for helicopter
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