copilot

noun co·pi·lot \ ˈkō-ˌpī-lət \
|Updated on: 18 Jul 2018

Definition of copilot

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

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First Known Use of copilot

1927

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COPILOT Defined for English Language Learners

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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

noun co·pi·lot \ ˈkō-ˌpī-lət \

Definition of copilot for Students

: a person who assists in flying an airplane


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