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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

1
:  a device for automatically steering ships, aircraft, and spacecraft

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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