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autopilot

noun au·to·pi·lot \ˈ-tō-ˌpī-lət\

: a device that steers a ship, aircraft, or spacecraft in place of a person

Full Definition of AUTOPILOT

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:  a device for automatically steering ships, aircraft, and spacecraft
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Examples of AUTOPILOT

  1. an airplane equipped with an autopilot
  2. The plane was flying on autopilot.

First Known Use of AUTOPILOT

1916

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