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

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 In the copter on the way back, CT and Kate chat about the upcoming roundtable. Ej Dickson, Rolling Stone, 7 Mar. 2024 Recent advances in cabin comfort, vibration abatement, noise reduction, and fuel efficiency have further enhanced the business copter’s capabilities and allure. Basem Wasef, Robb Report, 11 Feb. 2024 Crew in copter crash filmed light display The Philadelphia television news crew members who died after their helicopter crashed in a south New Jersey forest were returning from a trip to film a Christmas lights display, an investigator said Thursday. Democrat-Gazette Staff From Wire Reports,, 22 Dec. 2023 At Gillespie Field in El Cajon, authorities on Monday unveiled that helicopter and a second, smaller $5.5 million copter to be used for patrol. Teri Figueroa, San Diego Union-Tribune, 21 Nov. 2023 Instead, volunteers backed by online fund-raisers brought in the copters by the thousands to Ukraine, often from Europe. Valerie Hopkins, New York Times, 30 Sep. 2023 Migrants, some wearing shorts and flip-flops, clung to their rescuers as they were pulled up into the copter. Arkansas Online, 7 Aug. 2023 But the method can be unstable, and the copter could crash during air disturbances or imbalances. IEEE Spectrum, 25 July 2023 His fear of heights freezes him on a suspension bridge in the Costa Rican rainforest, and terrifies him during a desert copter flight in Utah. Jordan Riefe, Los Angeles Times, 20 June 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1943, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of copter was in 1943

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“Copter.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Jun. 2024.

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