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  7  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Pilot  \Pi"lot\,  n. 
  1.  (A["e]ronautics)  One  who  flies,  or  is  qualified  to  fly,  a 
  balloon,  an  airship,  or  a  flying  machine. 
  2.  (Mach.)  A  short  plug  at  the  end  of  a  counterbore  to  guide 
  the  tool.  Pilots  are  sometimes  made  interchangeable. 
  3.  (Mining)  The  heading  or  excavation  of  relatively  small 
  dimensions,  first  made  in  the  driving  of  a  larger  tunnel. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Pilot  \Pi"lot\,  v.  t.  (A["e]ronautics) 
  To  fly,  or  act  as  pilot  of  (an  aircraft). 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Pilot  \Pi"lot\,  n.  [F.  pilote,  prob.  from  D.  peillood  plummet, 
  sounding  lead;  peilen  pegelen  to  sound,  measure  (fr.  D.  & 
  G.  peil,  pegel,  a  sort  of  measure,  water  mark)  +  lood  lead, 
  akin  to  E.  lead.  The  pilot,  then,  is  the  lead  man,  i.  e.,  he 
  who  throws  the  lead.  See  {Pail},  and  {Lead}  a  metal.] 
  1.  (Naut.)  One  employed  to  steer  a  vessel;  a  helmsman;  a 
  steersman.  --Dryden. 
  2.  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. 
  3.  Figuratively:  A  guide;  a  director  of  another  through  a 
  difficult  or  unknown  course. 
  4.  An  instrument  for  detecting  the  compass  error. 
  5.  The  cowcatcher  of  a  locomotive.  [U.S.] 
  {Pilot  balloon},  a  small  balloon  sent  up  in  advance  of  a 
  large  one  to  show  the  direction  and  force  of  the  wind. 
  {Pilot  bird}.  (Zo["o]l.) 
  a  A  bird  found  near  the  Caribbee  Islands;  --  so  called 
  because  its  presence  indicates  to  mariners  their 
  approach  to  these  islands.  --Crabb. 
  b  The  black-bellied  plover.  [Local,  U.S.] 
  {Pilot  boat},  a  strong,  fast-sailing  boat  used  to  carry  and 
  receive  pilots  as  they  board  and  leave  vessels. 
  {Pilot  bread},  ship  biscuit. 
  {Pilot  cloth},  a  coarse,  stout  kind  of  cloth  for  overcoats. 
  {Pilot  engine},  a  locomotive  going  in  advance  of  a  train  to 
  make  sure  that  the  way  is  clear. 
  {Pilot  fish}.  (Zo["o]l) 
  a  A  pelagic  carangoid  fish  ({Naucrates  ductor});  --  so 
  named  because  it  is  often  seen  in  company  with  a 
  shark,  swimming  near  a  ship,  on  account  of  which 
  sailors  imagine  that  it  acts  as  a  pilot  to  the  shark. 
  b  The  rudder  fish  ({Seriola  zonata}). 
  {Pilot  jack},  a  flag  or  signal  hoisted  by  a  vessel  for  a 
  {Pilot  jacket},  a  pea  jacket. 
  {Pilot  nut}  (Bridge  Building),  a  conical  nut  applied 
  temporarily  to  the  threaded  end  of  a  pin,  to  protect  the 
  thread  and  guide  the  pin  when  it  is  driven  into  a  hole. 
  {Pilot  snake}  (Zo["o]l.) 
  a  A  large  North  American  snake  ({Coluber  obsoleus}).  It 
  is  lustrous  black,  with  white  edges  to  some  of  the 
  scales.  Called  also  {mountain  black  snake}. 
  b  The  pine  snake. 
  {Pilot  whale}.  (Zo["o]l.)  Same  as  {Blackfish},  1. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Pilot  \Pi"lot\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Piloted};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Piloting}.]  [Cf.  F.  piloter.] 
  1.  To  direct  the  course  of  as  of  a  ship,  where  navigation  is 
  2.  Figuratively:  To  guide,  as  through  dangers  or 
  difficulties.  ``The  art  of  piloting  a  state.''  --Berkeley. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  adj  :  of  the  nature  of  or  undergoing  an  experiment;  "an 
  experimental  drug";  "a  pilot  project";  "a  test  run";  "a 
  trial  separation"  [syn:  {experimental},  {model(a)},  {pilot(a)}, 
  {test(a)},  {trial(a)}] 
  n  1:  someone  who  is  licensed  to  operate  an  aircraft  in  flight 
  2:  a  person  qualified  to  guide  ships  through  difficult  waters 
  going  into  or  out  of  a  harbor 
  3:  a  program  exemplifying  a  contemplated  series;  intended  to 
  attract  sponsors  [syn:  {pilot  program},  {pilot  film}] 
  4:  an  original  model  on  which  something  is  patterned  [syn:  {original}, 
  5:  an  inclined  metal  frame  at  the  front  of  a  locomotive  to 
  clear  the  track  [syn:  {fender},  {buffer},  {cowcatcher}] 
  v  1:  fly  a  plane  [syn:  {fly},  {aviate}] 
  2:  act  as  the  navigator  in  a  car  plane,  or  vessel  [syn:  {navigate}] 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
  Pilot,  VA 
  Zip  code(s):  24138 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
  Programmed  Inquiry  Learning  Or  Teaching.  CAI  language,  many 
  versions.  "Guide  to  8080  PILOT",  J.  Starkweather,  Dr  Dobb's  J 
  (Apr  1977). 

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