pilot light

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pilot light

1. a small auxiliary flame that ignites the main burner of a gas appliance when the control valve opens
2. a small electric light used as an indicator

pilot light

[′pī·lət ‚līt]
(electricity)
(engineering)
A small, constantly burning flame used to ignite a gas burner.

pilot light

1. A light which is associated with and indicative of the operation of a circuit, control, or device.
2. A small flame (which burns constantly) used to ignite the burner in a gas appliance.
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This pilot flame is burnt fuel rich to prevent overheating of the burner tip.
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