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

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Examples of copter in a Sentence

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 Ingenuity's sixth flight was scheduled to begin with the copter rising to 33 feet (10 meters) off the ground and flying southwest for 492 feet (150 meters). Ashley Strickland, CNN, 28 May 2021 Ingenuity's sixth flight will begin with the copter rising to 33 feet (10 meters) off the ground and flying southwest for 492 feet (150 meters). Ashley Strickland, CNN, 21 May 2021 On March 21, Perseverance began a series of steps that would finally release the case containing the copter. Max G. Levy, Wired, 19 Apr. 2021 The mini 4-pound copter even carried a bit of wing fabric from the Wright Flyer that made similar history at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, in 1903. Marcia Dunn, The Christian Science Monitor, 20 Apr. 2021 Despite that ending, the little-copter-that-could's tech demo heralds a bright future when humans, aided by machines, will explore alien worlds from alien skies. Robert Hackett, Fortune, 20 Apr. 2021 My home mini-quad copter is a toy used mainly for entertaining pets and is controlled in real time (i.e. live) using buttons and levers on a remote control. Curtis Roelle,, 1 May 2021 The copter, with two Safran Arriel 2E turboshaft engines, is also designed for single-engine flight. Michael Verdon, Robb Report, 25 Apr. 2021 In addition, after hovering, the copter's flight control system performed a slight tilt, allowing the craft to accelerate sideways for seven feet. Julia Musto, Fox News, 23 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of copter

1943, in the meaning defined above

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10 Jun 2021

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“Copter.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Jun. 2021.

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