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copter

or 'copter

[kop-ter] /ˈkɒp tər/
noun, Informal.
Origin of copter
1945-1950
1945-50; by shortening
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  • The 'copter settled silently down into the heart of the city, glowing red from the flames and bombing.

    Infinite Intruder Alan Edward Nourse
  • The pilot's voice jarred him to reality as the copter berthed.

    We're Friends, Now Henry Hasse
  • They couldn't bring the copter in with that thing squatting out there.

    The Green Beret Thomas Edward Purdom
  • If he missed it, he wouldn't get his copter license until summer.

    Death of a Spaceman Walter M. Miller
  • He lifted her from the couch and carried her to her 'copter.

    Assignment's End Roger Dee
  • "The whole east coast's gone crazy," said the 'copter man drily.

    Morale Murray Leinster
  • You should be able to, ah, requisition a truck, or possibly even a 'copter or aircraft.

    Border, Breed Nor Birth Dallas McCord Reynolds
  • The 'copter pilot and Sergeant Walpole stiffened to attention.

    Morale Murray Leinster
  • The copter swung to the northwest, roaring a thousand feet above the snow-covered mountain tops.

    The Thirst Quenchers Rick Raphael
British Dictionary definitions for copter

copter

/ˈkɒptə/
noun
1.
(informal) short for helicopter
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