cop·​ter | \ ˈkäp-tər How to pronounce copter (audio) \

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copters from the local TV stations made the obligatory reports on the bumper-to-bumper traffic at the start of the holiday weekend

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Once the rover lands, about seven months after takeoff, the copter will zoom ahead of the rover every morning, taking high-resolution photos as detailed as those in Google Maps. Jacqueline Detwiler, Popular Mechanics, "Inside the Jet Propulsion Laboratory: NASA's Crazy, Kooky, Legendary Research Facility," 3 Nov. 2016 But company CEO Steve Burns was there to talk about the 'copter, which is being called the SureFly. John Timmer, Ars Technica, "Workhorse brings an electric pickup truck, helicopter to Manhattan," 19 Aug. 2018 The red belly of the camera copter flashed among the trees. Dan Neil, WSJ, "Volkswagen’s All-Electric Effort to Climb Out of Its P.R. Hole," 4 July 2018 In addition to these copters, other single-engine tankers require extreme precision. David Grossman, Popular Mechanics, "How Aviation Became Firefighters' Best Friend—And Then Their Worst Enemy," 2 Dec. 2016 Among the other fatalities in the copter crash were Houston businessman Charles Burnett, 61, co-pilot Jamie Coleman Dodd, 57, of Colorado, Zimbabwe opposition leader Roy Bennett, 60, and his wife, Heather, 55. Jose R. Gonzalez, Houston Chronicle, "Pasadena community honors former police chief as man of integrity," 29 Jan. 2018 The copter's three crew members were stable, said Walter Schroeder, deputy district chief of the Chicago Fire Department, according to the Chicago Tribune. Amy Lieu, Fox News, "Medical helicopter crashes in Chicago, injuring 3 crew members, 1 patient," 8 July 2018 When the copter arrived, Faid was meeting with his brother in the visiting room., "Heavily armed men in helicopter free notorious French inmate," 1 July 2018 The idea behind the rocket quadcopter is pretty ingenious: combine a traditional hovering copter with a fixed-wing craft to give it the best of both worlds. Avery Thompson, Popular Mechanics, "Meet the Incredibly Fast Quadcopter Shaped Like a Rocket," 3 Aug. 2016

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1943, in the meaning defined above

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