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Noun: pilot  pI-lut
  1. Someone who is licensed to operate an aircraft in flight
    - airplane pilot [N. Amer], aeroplane pilot [Brit]
  2. A person qualified to guide ships through difficult waters going into or out of a harbour
  3. A program exemplifying a contemplated series; intended to attract sponsors
    - pilot program, pilot film
  4. Something that serves as a model or a basis for making copies
    - original, archetype
  5. Small auxiliary gas burner that provides a flame to ignite a larger gas burner
    - pilot burner, pilot light
  6. [N. Amer] An inclined metal frame at the front of a locomotive to clear the track
    - fender, buffer, cowcatcher [N. Amer]
Verb: pilot  pI-lut
  1. Operate an aeroplane
    "He piloted 55 missions in World War II";
    - fly, aviate
  2. Act as the navigator in a car, plane, or vessel and plan, direct, plot the path and position of the conveyance
    "Is anyone volunteering to pilot during the trip?";
    - navigate

Sounds like: pidgins, pi, pilot

Derived forms: pilots, piloting, piloted

Type of: aeronaut, airman, aviator, channelise [Brit], channelize, control, direct, example, flier, flyer, frame, framework, gas burner, gas jet, gob [US, informal], guide, head, Jack, Jack-tar, maneuver [US], manoeuver [non-standard], manoeuvre [Brit, Cdn], mariner, model, old salt, operate, point, sea dog, seafarer, seaman, steer, tar, television program, television show, TV program, TV show

Part of: engine, loco [informal], locomotive, locomotive engine, railroad locomotive [N. Amer], railway locomotive [Brit, Cdn]

Encyclopedia: Pilot, Part 2