"pilots" in the noun sense
1. pilot, airplane pilot
someone who is licensed to operate an aircraft in flight
a person qualified to guide ships through difficult waters going into or out of a harbor
3. pilot program, pilot film, pilot
a program exemplifying a contemplated series intended to attract sponsors
4. original, archetype, pilot
something that serves as a model or a basis for making copies
"this painting is a copy of the original"
5. pilot burner, pilot light, pilot
small auxiliary gas burner that provides a flame to ignite a larger gas burner
6. fender, buffer, cowcatcher, pilot
an inclined metal frame at the front of a locomotive to clear the track
"pilots" in the verb sense
1. fly, aviate, pilot
operate an airplane
"The pilot flew to Cuba"
2. navigate, pilot
act as the navigator in a car, plane, or vessel and plan, direct, plot the path and position of the conveyance
"Is anyone volunteering to navigate during the trip?"
"Who was navigating the ship during the accident?"
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