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Pilot vs. Aeronaut

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Pilotnoun

A person who steers a ship, a helmsman.

Aeronautnoun

A person who travels through the air in an airship or balloon.

Pilotnoun

A person who knows well the depths and currents of a harbor or coastal area, who is hired by a vessel to help navigate the harbor or coast.

Aeronautnoun

An aërial navigator; a balloonist.

Pilotnoun

A guide book for maritime navigation.

Aeronautnoun

someone who operates an aircraft

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Pilotnoun

An instrument for detecting the compass error.

Pilotnoun

A pilot vehicle.

Pilotnoun

A person authorised to drive such a vehicle during an escort.

Pilotnoun

A guide or escort through an unknown or dangerous area.

Pilotnoun

Something serving as a test or trial.

‘We would like to run a pilot in your facility before rolling out the program citywide.’;

Pilotnoun

(mining) The heading or excavation of relatively small dimensions, first made in the driving of a larger tunnel.

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Pilotnoun

(aviation) A person who is in charge of the controls of an aircraft.

Pilotnoun

(television) A sample episode of a proposed TV series produced to decide if it should be made or not. If approved, typically the first episode of an actual TV series.

Pilotnoun

(rail transport) A cowcatcher.

Pilotnoun

A pilot light.

Pilotnoun

One who flies a kite.

Pilotnoun

A short plug, sometimes made interchangeable, at the end of a counterbore to guide the tool.

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Pilotadjective

Made or used as a test or demonstration of capability.

‘a pilot run of the new factory’; ‘The pilot plant showed the need for major process changes.’;

Pilotadjective

Used to control or activate another device.

‘a pilot light’;

Pilotadjective

Being a vehicle to warn other road users of the presence of an oversize vehicle/combination.

‘a pilot vehicle’;

Pilotverb

(transitive) To control (an aircraft or watercraft).

Pilotverb

(transitive) To guide (a vessel) through coastal waters.

Pilotverb

(transitive) To test or have a preliminary trial of (an idea, a new product, etc.)

Pilotnoun

One employed to steer a vessel; a helmsman; a steersman.

Pilotnoun

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.

Pilotnoun

Figuratively: A guide; a director of another through a difficult or unknown course.

Pilotnoun

An instrument for detecting the compass error.

Pilotnoun

The cowcatcher of a locomotive.

Pilotnoun

One who flies, or is qualified to fly, an airplane, balloon, or other flying machine.

Pilotnoun

A short plug at the end of a counterbore to guide the tool. Pilots are sometimes made interchangeable.

Pilotnoun

The heading or excavation of relatively small dimensions, first made in the driving of a larger tunnel.

Pilotnoun

a filmed or taped episode of a proposed television series, produced as an example of the series. It may be shown only to those television broadcast executives who may decide whether to buy the rights to the series, or aired to test viewer reaction or to interest sponsors. Also called pilot film or pilot tape.

Pilotverb

To direct the course of, as of a ship, where navigation is dangerous.

Pilotverb

Figuratively: To guide, as through dangers or difficulties.

Pilotverb

To fly, or act as pilot of (an aircraft); to operate (an airplane).

Pilotnoun

someone who is licensed to operate an aircraft in flight

Pilotnoun

a person qualified to guide ships through difficult waters going into or out of a harbor

Pilotnoun

a program exemplifying a contemplated series; intended to attract sponsors

Pilotnoun

an original model on which something is patterned

Pilotnoun

small auxiliary gas burner that provides a flame to ignite a larger gas burner

Pilotnoun

an inclined metal frame at the front of a locomotive to clear the track

Pilotverb

fly a plane

Pilotverb

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 navigate during the trip?’; ‘Who was navigating the ship during the accident?’;

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