Definition of copilot
: a qualified pilot who assists or relieves the pilot but is not in command
Recent Examples of copilot from the Web
And because your copilot takes care of worries like airspeed, altitude, and navigation, air combat in the wild blue yonder sometimes feels like a very, very good 3-D videogame.
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First Known Use of copilot
COPILOT Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of copilot for English Language Learners
: a pilot who helps the main pilot operate an airplane, helicopter, etc.
COPILOT Defined for Kids
Definition of copilot for Students
: a person who assists in flying an airplane
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