English version

autopilot

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Air
autopilotau‧to‧pi‧lot /ˈɔːtəʊˌpaɪlət $ ˈɒːtoʊ-/ noun [countable, uncountable] 🔊 🔊 TTAautomatic pilot
Examples from the Corpus
autopilotHe set his autopilot for the descent and checked his charts for Moscow's Sheremetyevo Airport.Put Alvin into autopilot to maintain a constant heading; go ahead a little on the pot that controls the forward thrusters.If we bypass the decision we simply move into autopilot and the red alert comes into play.And they believe it made course corrections that no autopilot could make before it disappeared from radar.It is as though Congress has put stabilizing tax cuts on autopilot, set to kick in just when they are needed.Much of the remaining $ 52. 7 billion general fund also is on autopilot.Anywhere you go in space, your ship's autopilot could divert to an unknown rendezvous.In the struggle the autopilot was accidentally disengaged, sending the aircraft into a dive.
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