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Definition of Pilot


  1. One who flies, or is qualified to fly, a balloon, an airship, or a flying machine.
  2. A short plug at the end of a counterbore to guide the tool. Pilots are sometimes made interchangeable.
  3. The heading or excavation of relatively small dimensions, first made in the driving of a larger tunnel.
  4. To fly, or act as pilot of (an aircraft).
  5. One employed to steer a vessel; a helmsman; a steersman.
  6. Specifically, a person duly qualified, and licensed by authority, to conduct vessels into and out of a port, or in certain waters, for a fixed rate of fees.
  7. Figuratively: A guide; a director of another through a difficult or unknown course.
  8. An instrument for detecting the compass error.
  9. The cowcatcher of a locomotive.
  10. To direct the course of, as of a ship, where navigation is dangerous.
  11. Figuratively: To guide, as through dangers or difficulties.

Pilot Quotations

There's no such thing as a natural-born pilot.
Chuck Yeager

A lot of people think Formula One isn't a sport because everyone drives a car when they go to work in the morning. But we're pulling up to six G on a corner or during breaking, which is almost like being a fighter pilot. So we have to do a lot of work on our neck muscles.
Jenson Button

We never had books at home, but my dad, seeing how keen I was to read, took me to Islington Library when I was about eight and we pulled out two - a Biggles and a science fiction novel. I never got the ace fighter pilot but fell in love with all things to do with the future and space. Isaac Asimov soon became my guiding star.
Gary Kemp

The stuff I did in 'Rescue Me' was great. It gave me the opportunity to play comedy, and Denis Leary was the first one to take a chance with me. And from that experience, we had a comedy pilot that we did that I was going to play the lead in. And then 'Person of Interest' came along. They're all new experiences.
Kevin Chapman

I'm 100 percent sure I'm becoming a really good helicopter pilot.
Felix Baumgartner
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Pilot Translations

pilot in Dutch is binnenbrengen, loodsen
pilot in French is pilote, lamaneur
pilot in German is Pilot, Pilot, steurn, Lotse, Haupt
pilot in Italian is pilota, andara, volare, pilota
pilot in Norwegian is los
pilot in Portuguese is piloto
pilot in Spanish is conducir, piloto
pilot in Swedish is pilot, lots, lotsa
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