Pilot light
Pilot lamp Pilot lamp or Pilot light Pilot light (Elec.) 1. A small incandescent telltale lamp on a dynamo or battery circuit to show approximately by its brightness the voltage of the current. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

2. a small light on an electrical device to indicate whether the device is in operation or that the power is on. [PJC]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • pilot light — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms pilot light : singular pilot light plural pilot lights 1) a small flame that burns continuously, used for lighting something such as a gas oven, cooker, or boiler 2) a small light on a piece of electrical… …   English dictionary

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