1 someone who is licensed to operate an aircraft in flight [syn: airplane pilot]
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]
5 small auxiliary gas burner that provides a flame to ignite a larger gas burner [syn: pilot burner, pilot light]
6 an inclined metal frame at the front of a locomotive to clear the track [syn: fender, buffer, cowcatcher]
2 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?" [syn: navigate]
EtymologyFrom Italian piloto, from Old Italian pedota, from Medieval πηδώτης (pēdōtēs) "helmsman, steersman", from Ancient Greek πηδόν (pēdon) "blade of an oar, oar" ], hence also Ancient and Modern Greek πηδάλιον (pēdalion), "rudder" [http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/cgi-bin/ptext?doc=Perseus%3Atext%3A1999.04.0057%3Aentry%3D%2382894.
controller of aircraft
- * Kurmanji: pîlot
- Breton: loman
- Bulgarian: летец
- Cherokee: ᎦᏃᎯᎵᏙᎯ (ganohilidohi)
- Chinese: 飞行员 (fēixíngyuán)
- Czech: pilot
- Danish: pilot
- Dutch: piloot
- Estonian: piloot
- Finnish: lentäjä, pilotti
- French: pilote
- German: Pilot , Flugzeugführer
- Greek: πιλότος (pilótos) , χειριστής (çiristís) (rare) , πλοηγός (ploigós) (rare) , κυβερνήτης (civernítis) (passenger aircraft only)
- Hungarian: pilóta
- Italian: pilota
- Japanese: パイロット (pairotto)
- Korean: 조종사 (jojongsa)
- Macedonian: пилот (pilot)
- Northern Sami: girdi
- Norwegian: pilot
- Polish: pilot
- Portuguese: piloto
- Russian: лётчик, пилот
- Spanish: piloto
- Swedish: pilot
person who helps navigate the harbor or coast
sample TV series episode
used as indicator
- Finnish: merkki-
to control an aircraft or watercraft
to guide through coastal waters
- a pilot, controller of aircraft
Pilot can refer to:
Products and companies
- Ford Pilot, a car
- Honda Pilot, a Crossover SUV made by the Honda corporation.
- Honda Pilot (ATV), an all-terrain vehicle produced by Honda in 1989 and 1990.
- LDV Pilot, a mid-sized British van
- Palm Pilot, the name for the second generation of personal digital assistants sold by Palm Computing; the first generation was simply the "Pilot", though "PalmPilot" is often used as slang for PalmOS devices despite the fact that Palm no longer uses the trademark on its current products
Travel Centers, LLC, primarily sells over-the-road diesel fuel
- Pilot Corp. is 50% owner of Pilot Travel Centers, LLC
- Pilot (pen company), headquarters situated in Japan; one of the world's major manufacturers of pens
- Pilot (appliances)
Film and television
- Pilot #5, a 1947 film
- Pilot (Farscape), a character in the science fiction television series Farscape.
- Television pilot, often called just a pilot, is a trial episode made to sell a television series. There are also countless series whose pilot episodes are titled "Pilot"
- Film pilot: a trial segment used to attract further financing for a film
- The Pilot, Part 1 and The Pilot, Part 2, the two episodes compromising Seinfeld's Season 4 finale
- Pilot Guides, a travel documentary and guide television series
- Pilot (band), a pop rock group best known for their 1975 hit songs "Magic" and "January"
- Pilot fish, (Naucrates ductor), a small fish that often swims with sharks
- Pilot whale, a whale-like dolphin.
- Agkistrodon piscivorus, a.k.a. the cottonmouth; a venomous snake found in North America.
- Agkistrodon contortrix mokasen, a.k.a. the northern copperhead, another venomous snake found in North America.
- Heterodon platirhinos, a non-venomous colubrid found in North America.
- Pilot (experiment), a precursor to a full study
- Pilot light, a small outlet of gas kept continually burning and generally used to light the larger burners on the appliance
- Pilot signal, or pilot tone, in telecommunications, provided as a frequency or phase reference
- Pilot (locomotive), the device at the front of a locomotive to deflect obstacles (also known as a cowcatcher)
- Station pilot, a locomotive based at a major railway station for the purposes of shunting passenger coaches and vans
- Pilot (icebreaker), the first icebreaker, built in 1864
- Pilate (disambiguation), a common misspelling
pilot in Czech: Pilot (rozcestník)
pilot in Danish: Pilot (flertydig)
pilot in German: Pilot (Begriffsklärung)
pilot in Spanish: Pilot
pilot in French: Pilote
pilot in Galician: Piloto
pilot in Korean: 파일럿
pilot in Italian: Pilot
pilot in Hebrew: פיילוט
pilot in Dutch: Pilot
pilot in Japanese: パイロット
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