Meaning of PILOT in English

PILOT

noun the cowcatcher of a locomotive.

2. pilot ·noun an instrument for detecting the compass error.

3. pilot ·noun one employed to steer a vessel; a helmsman; a steersman.

4. pilot ·add. ·vt to fly, or act as pilot of (an aircraft).

5. pilot ·vt figuratively: to guide, as through dangers or difficulties.

6. pilot ·vt to direct the course of, as of a ship, where navigation is dangerous.

7. pilot ·noun figuratively: a guide; a director of another through a difficult or unknown course.

8. pilot ·add. ·noun one who flies, or is qualified to fly, a balloon, an airship, or a flying machine.

9. pilot ·add. ·noun a short plug at the end of a counterbore to guide the tool. pilots are sometimes made interchangeable.

10. pilot ·add. ·noun the heading or excavation of relatively small dimensions, first made in the driving of a larger tunnel.

11. pilot ·noun 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.

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