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[kop-ter] /ˈkɒp tər/
noun, Informal.
Also, 'copter.
Origin of copter
1945-50; by shortening Unabridged
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Examples from the web for copter
  • We'll dock the yacht there, and copter it to whichever coast, as necessary.
  • But critics, who want the heliport moved, say the concessions will not eliminate copter noise and fumes.
  • US military investigating apparent civilian copter crash.
  • The service name followed by the word copter, when appropriate, and a maximum of the last five digits of the serial number.
British Dictionary definitions for copter


(informal) short for helicopter
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