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pilot

PI'LOT, n.

1. One who steers a ship in a dangerous navigation, or rather one whose office or occupation is to steer ships, particularly along a coast, or into and out of a harbor, bay or river, where navigation is dangerous.

2. A guide; a director of the course of another person. [In colloquial use.]

PI'LOT, v.t. To direct the course of a ship in any place where navigation is dangerous.




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PI'LOT, n.

1. One who steers a ship in a dangerous navigation, or rather one whose office or occupation is to steer ships, particularly along a coast, or into and out of a harbor, bay or river, where navigation is dangerous.

2. A guide; a director of the course of another person. [In colloquial use.]

PI'LOT, v.t. To direct the course of a ship in any place where navigation is dangerous.


PI'LOT, n. [Fr. pilote; It. Sp. and Port. piloto. The French word piloter signifies to drive in piles, as well as to pilot, and pilotage is a piling, pile-work, a foundation of piles; Arm. pilocha, to drive piles. The D. loots, G. lothse, and Dan. lods, are from lead; the pilot then is the lead-man, he that throws the lead.]

  1. One who steers a ship in a dangerous navigation, or rather one whose office or occupation is to steer ships, particularly along a coast, or into and out of a harbor, bay or river, where navigation is dangerous.
  2. A guide; a director of the course of another person. [In colloquial use.]

PI'LOT, v.t.

To direct the course of a ship in any place where navigation is dangerous.


Pi"lot
  1. One employed to steer a vessel] a helmsman; a steersman.

    Dryden.
  2. To direct the course of, as of a ship, where navigation is dangerous.
  3. One who flies, or is qualified to fly, a balloon, an airship, or a flying machine.
  4. To fly, or act as pilot of (an aircraft).
  5. Specifically, a person duly qualified, and licensed by authority, to conduct vessels into and out of a port, or in certain waters, for a fixed rate of fees.
  6. Figuratively: To guide, as through dangers or difficulties.

    "The art of piloting a state." Berkeley.
  7. A short plug at the end of a counterbore to guide the tool. Pilots are sometimes made interchangeable.
  8. Figuratively: A guide; a director of another through a difficult or unknown course.
  9. The heading or excavation of relatively small dimensions, first made in the driving of a larger tunnel.
  10. An instrument for detecting the compass error.
  11. The cowcatcher of a locomotive.

    [U.S.]

    Pilot balloon, a small balloon sent up in advance of a large one, to show the direction and force of the wind. -- Pilot bird. (Zoöl.) (a) A bird found near the Caribbee Islands; -- so called because its presence indicates to mariners their approach to these islands. Crabb. (b) The black- bellied plover. [Local, U.S.] -- Pilot boat, a strong, fast-sailing boat used to carry and receive pilots as they board and leave vessels. -- Pilot bread, ship biscuit. -- Pilot cloth, a coarse, stout kind of cloth for overcoats. -- Pilot engine, a locomotive going in advance of a train to make sure that the way is clear. -- Pilot fish. (Zoöl) (a) A pelagic carangoid fish (Naucrates ductor); -- so named because it is often seen in company with a shark, swimming near a ship, on account of which sailors imagine that it acts as a pilot to the shark. (b) The rudder fish (Seriola zonata). -- Pilot jack, a flag or signal hoisted by a vessel for a pilot. -- Pilot jacket, a pea jacket. -- Pilot nut (Bridge Building), a conical nut applied temporarily to the threaded end of a pin, to protect the thread and guide the pin when it is driven into a hole. Waddell. -- Pilot snake (Zoöl.) (a) A large North American snake (Coluber obsoleus). It is lustrous black, with white edges to some of the scales. Called also mountain black snake. (b) The pine snake. -- Pilot whale. (Zoöl.) Same as Blackfish, 1.

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Pilot

PI'LOT, noun

1. One who steers a ship in a dangerous navigation, or rather one whose office or occupation is to steer ships, particularly along a coast, or into and out of a harbor, bay or river, where navigation is dangerous.

2. A guide; a director of the course of another person. [In colloquial use.]

PI'LOT, verb transitive To direct the course of a ship in any place where navigation is dangerous.

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importance

IMPORT'ANCE, n.

1. Weight; consequence; a bearing on some interest; that quality of any thing by which it may affect a measure, interest or result. The education of youth is of great importance to a free government. A religious education is of infinite importance to every human being.

2. Weight or consequence in the scale of being.

Thy own importance know.

Nor bound thy narrow views to things below.

3. Weight or consequence in self-estimation.

He believes himself a man of importance.

4. Thing implied; matter; subject; importunity. [In these senses, obsolete.]

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CLOTTED, pp. Concreted into a mass; inspissated; adhering in a lump.

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