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or 'cop·ter

[ kop-ter ]


, Informal.


/ ˈkɒptə /


  1. informal.
    short for helicopter

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Word History and Origins

Origin of copter1

First recorded in 1945–50; by shortening

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Example Sentences

With a one-key automatic return and headless mode, this copter can find its way back automatically and can remember the orientation with which it took off.

After pivoting to look at NASA’s Perseverance rover and snap a picture of its own shadow, the small copter settled back down to the ground.

After the copter detaches from the rover, Perseverance will take social distancing to new heights by driving away about 330 feet from Ingenuity in order to minimize collision risk.

The rebels claim the quad-copter was being used by government forces to spy on their positions.

Thirty-eight U.S. and Afghan special forces perished in the copter shoot down.

He frowned; he glanced at his watch; he leaned forward to speak to the copter pilot and then changed his mind.

It's got everything, solar shower, automatic chef, 'copter landing—if we ever get a 'copter.

Tomatoes were hurled, fists were shaken, but the 'copter remained.

A copter cab driver was hurrying with his fare from Manhattan to Oyster Bay.

The 'copter was only a hundred feet away, along the hillcrest.


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