cop·ter | \ˈkäp-tər \

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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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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 In this video, part 10 of a continuing series, the DIY eight-prop copter finally gets off the ground with a pilot at the helm. Eric Limer, Popular Mechanics, "You Couldn't Pay Me to Fly This DIY Multicopter," 20 July 2016 The small copter -- its main body will be about the size of a softball -- will be attached to the rover's belly pan. Jason Hanna, CNN, "NASA sending helicopter to Mars, aiming for an aviation first," 12 May 2018 The copter also sports twin blades that rotate 10 times faster than helicopter’s here on our planet. Loren Grush, The Verge, "The Mars Helicopter is happening, y’all," 11 May 2018 The Navy plans to buy 200 of the copters known as the King Stallion., "Sikorsky's Marine Copter Slipping Behind Schedule, Pentagon Says," 25 Apr. 2018

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1943, in the meaning defined above

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