Pilot flag
Pilot flag Pilot flag The flag hoisted at the fore by a vessel desiring a pilot, in the United States the union jack, in Great Britain the British union jack with a white border. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

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  • pilot flag — noun : a flag hoisted at the fore by a ship desiring a pilot (as the union jack in the U.S., the British union jack with a white border in Great Britain) * * * Naut. 1. the flag symbolizing the letter G in the International Code of Signals, flown …   Useful english dictionary

  • pilot flag — Naut. 1. the flag symbolizing the letter G in the International Code of Signals, flown by itself to request a pilot from a pilot service: a flag of three yellow and three blue vertical stripes. 2. the flag symbolizing the letter H in the… …   Universalium

  • pilot flag — /ˈpaɪlət flæg/ (say puyluht flag) noun 1. a square flag bearing three blue and three yellow vertical stripes, flown to request an official pilot for navigating a harbour, river, etc. 2. a rectangular flag with its upper half white and its lower… …   Australian English dictionary

  • pilot jack — noun : pilot flag * * * pilot flag or pilot jack noun The flag hoisted at the fore by a vessel needing a pilot • • • Main Entry: ↑pilot * * * pilot jack, = pilot flag. (Cf. ↑pilot flag) …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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 Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Pilot balloon — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Pilot bird — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Pilot boat — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Pilot bread — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Pilot cloth — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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