copilot

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noun co·pi·lot \ˈkō-ˌpī-lət\

Definition of copilot

  1. :  a qualified pilot who assists or relieves the pilot but is not in command

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1927

First Known Use of copilot

1927


COPILOT Defined for English Language Learners

copilot

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Definition of copilot for English Language Learners

  • : a pilot who helps the main pilot operate an airplane, helicopter, etc.


COPILOT Defined for Kids

copilot

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noun co·pi·lot \ˈkō-ˌpī-lət\

Definition of copilot for Students

  1. :  a person who assists in flying an airplane



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