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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

Knowledge is the eye of desire and can become the pilot of the soul.
Will Durant

Anybody can pilot a ship when the sea is calm.
Navjot Singh Sidhu

Pilots have their names painted just beneath the canopy of their aircraft. This gives the pilot a sense of ownership for his or her jet. What's more, like cars, each aircraft has its own personality, so it's important for a pilot to get to know and love his aircraft.
Simon Sinek

Seeing that a Pilot steers the ship in which we sail, who will never allow us to perish even in the midst of shipwrecks, there is no reason why our minds should be overwhelmed with fear and overcome with weariness.
John Calvin

There is a peculiar gratification in receiving congratulations from one's squadron for a victory in the air. It is worth more to a pilot than the applause of the whole outside world.
Eddie Rickenbacker
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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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