autopilot

[ aw-toh-pahy-luh t ]
/ ˈɔ toʊˌpaɪ lət /

noun

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autopilot

/ (ˌɔːtəˈpaɪlət, -təʊ-) /

noun

short for automatic pilot
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Word Origin and History for autopilot

autopilot


n.

1935, from auto- + pilot (n.).

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