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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

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

My business partner gave me a drone, a small helicopter you pilot with an iPhone, and also it has a camera so you can see what it sees on the iPhone. Great fun. I fly it outside in Portugal. It's wonderful to oversee gardens.
Christian Louboutin

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

One of my great joys in life is being a pilot. There is a great sense of freedom in soaring through the sky. You get a different perspective up there. Seeing things that aren't so apparent from the ground.
Sonny Perdue

I grew up thinking that I would become a fighter pilot and was fascinated by aircrafts as I had grown up around that. But my father encouraged me to not become an Air Force person, given the varied interests I had, be it books, movies, sports or fighter flying.
Kapil Sharma
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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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