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copilot

[koh-pahy-luh t]
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noun
  1. a pilot who is second in command of an aircraft.
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Origin of copilot

First recorded in 1925–30; co- + pilot
Also called first officer.
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copilot

noun
  1. a second or relief pilot of an aircraft
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Word Origin and History for copilot

n.

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

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