pilot
I. noun Etymology: Middle French pilote, from Italian pilota, alteration of pedota, from Middle Greek *pēdōtēs, from Greek pēda steering oars, plural of pēdon oar; probably akin to Greek pod-, pous foot — more at foot Date: 1530 1. a. one employed to steer a ship ; helmsman b. a person who is qualified and usually licensed to conduct a ship into and out of a port or in specified waters c. a person who flies or is qualified to fly an aircraft or spacecraft 2. guide, leader 3. cowcatcher 4. a piece that guides a tool or machine part 5. a television show produced and filmed or taped as a sample of a proposed series 6. pilot light 2 • pilotless adjective II. transitive verb Date: 1649 1. to act as a guide to ; lead or conduct over a usually difficult course 2. a. to set and conn the course of <
pilot a ship
>
b. to act as pilot of <
pilot a plane
>
Synonyms: see guide III. adjective Date: 1802 serving as a guiding or tracing device, an activating or auxiliary unit, or a trial apparatus or operation <
a pilot study
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