or 'cop·ter


noun Informal.

Origin of copter

First recorded in 1945–50; by shortening Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for copter

chopper, eggbeater, autogiro, whirlybird, copter

Examples from the Web for copter

Contemporary Examples of copter

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

    The Daily Beast logo
    The Taliban’s Bait Game

    John Barry

    August 12, 2011

Historical Examples of copter

  • The pilot's voice jarred him to reality as the copter berthed.

  • If he missed it, he wouldn't get his copter license until summer.

    Death of a Spaceman

    Walter M. Miller

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


    Murray Leinster

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


    Murray Leinster

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


    Murray Leinster

British Dictionary definitions for copter




informal short for helicopter
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