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an official who conducts ships in dangerous and difficult waters, into and out of ports, and within harbor areas. A pilot uses a pilot vessel to reach a ship that has summoned him, boards it, and assists the navigator in piloting the ship by the safest course.
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A person who handles the controls of an aircraft or spacecraft from within the craft, and guides or controls the craft in flight.
A mechanical system designed to exercise control functions in an aircraft or spacecraft.
In a transmission system, a signal wave, usually single frequency, transmitted over the system to indicate or control its characteristics.
Instructions, in tape relay, appearing in routing line, relative to the transmission or handling of that message.
A model of a computer system designed to test its design, logic, and data flow under operating conditions.
A bullet-nosed cylindrical component used in a die that enters prepunched holes of a metal strip advancing through a series of operations to assure precise registration at each station.
A cylindrical steel bar extending through, and about 8 inches (20 centimeters) beyond the face of, a reaming bit; it acts as a guide that follows the original unreamed part of the borehole and hence forces the reaming bit to follow, and be concentric with, the smaller-diameter, unreamed portion of the original borehole.
A person who directs the movements of a vessel through pilot waters, usually a person who has demonstrated extensive knowledge of channels, aids to navigation, dangers to navigation, and so on, in a particular area and is licensed for that area.
A book of sailing directions; for waters of the United States and its possessions, the books are prepared by the U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey, and are called coast pilots.
The person who flies aircraft.
A programming language designed for applications to computer-aided instruction and the question-and-answer type of interaction that occurs in that environment.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
. A person who handles the controls of an airplane or aircraft and, in doing so, guides it in three-dimensional flight. Especially, a person who pilots a heavier-than-air aircraft. The term
can include senior pilots, command pilots, and co-pilots. The term normally refers to the first pilot as distinguished from the co-pilot
; the latter usually is specifically referred to as co-pilot
. To pilot. To fly an aircraft or unmanned aerial vehicle either from the ground or another aircraft.iii
. The short form of autopilot
. A person licensed to operate an aircraft, glider, balloon, or airship in flight.
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the Mr. Gray successfully carries out many assignments for the rebels and thwarts the British [Am. Lit.: Cooper The Pilot]
Allusions—Cultural, Literary, Biblical, and Historical: A Thematic Dictionary. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
a. a person who is qualified to operate an aircraft or spacecraft in flight
b. (as modifier): pilot error
a. a person who is qualified to steer or guide a ship into or out of a port, river mouth, etc.
b. (as modifier): a pilot ship
3. a person who steers a ship
4. Machinery a guide, often consisting of a tongue or dowel, used to assist in joining two mating parts together
5. Machinery a plug gauge for measuring an internal diameter
6. Films a colour test strip accompanying black-and-white rushes from colour originals
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