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
Recent Examples on the Web The copter crashed into the top of a hill with such force that some of the wreckage was thrown over the crest, NTSB investigators said at the time. Chris Woodyard, USA TODAY, "Kobe Bryant helicopter crash: New NTSB documents appear to point to pilot disorientation in fog," 18 June 2020 The final scene is Prescott being whisked away in the Jones copter to return to shore as the sun sets. David Moore, Dallas News, "Big-money NFL deals are hard, and that fact has kept Cowboys QB Dak Prescott in negotiation limbo," 30 May 2020 The Black Hornet remote-control micro-copters stream hi-def video and photos, and their diminutive dimensions—and ability to fly without a GPS signal—make them especially adept at ducking into buildings, bunkers, and caves. Popular Science, "The 100 greatest innovations of 2019," 3 Dec. 2019 The copter fell below levels needed for radar tracking. Chris Woodyard, USA TODAY, "Kobe Bryant's ex-pilot: Helicopter was 'Cadillac' of the skies, yet it crashed. NTSB is hunting for clues.," 30 Jan. 2020 The copter apparently struck a cliff face before falling 50 to 100 yards (45 to 90 meters) about a 1 mile (2 kilometers) inland, Kauai fire Battalion Chief Solomon Konoho told the Honolulu Star-Advertiser. Washington Post, "Cliffs, jungle a big hurdle for feds in Hawaii copter crash," 31 Dec. 2019 Yet, despite all the safety measures on a sleepy but overcast Sunday morning, the copter crashed in hilly Calabasas, California. Chris Woodyard, USA TODAY, "Kobe Bryant's ex-pilot: Helicopter was 'Cadillac' of the skies, yet it crashed. NTSB is hunting for clues.," 30 Jan. 2020 Investigators hunt for cause of copter crash Flying aboard a luxury helicopter with a veteran pilot at the controls, Kobe Bryant and his seven passengers should have had few worries. Arlene Martinez, USA TODAY, "In California: Kobe's luxury helicopter lacked warning system and black box," 10 Apr. 2018 A few hours later, the black copters would return to pick up the samples and take them to a laboratory in Richmond. Lizzie Johnson,, "How coronavirus turned a pleasure cruise into a voyage to nowhere," 15 Mar. 2020

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First Known Use of copter

1943, in the meaning defined above

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21 Jun 2020

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“Copter.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Jul. 2020.

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