copilot

[ koh-pahy-luh t ]
/ ˈkoʊˌpaɪ lət /
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noun

a pilot who is second in command of an aircraft.

Nearby words

  1. copht,
  2. copiague,
  3. copiapó,
  4. copier,
  5. copihue,
  6. coping,
  7. coping mechanism,
  8. coping saw,
  9. coping stone,
  10. copiosity

Origin of copilot

First recorded in 1925–30; co- + pilot

Also called first officer.

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British Dictionary definitions for copilot

copilot

/ (ˈkəʊˌpaɪlət) /

noun

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

copilot

n.

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

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