Synonyms of pilot


1. pilot, airplane pilot, aviator, aeronaut, airman, flier, flyer

usage: someone who is licensed to operate an aircraft in flight

2. pilot, mariner, seaman, tar, Jack-tar, Jack, old salt, seafarer, gob, sea dog

usage: a person qualified to guide ships through difficult waters going into or out of a harbor

3. pilot program, pilot film, pilot, television program, TV program, television show, TV show

usage: a program exemplifying a contemplated series; intended to attract sponsors

4. original, archetype, pilot, model, example

usage: 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, gas burner, gas jet

usage: small auxiliary gas burner that provides a flame to ignite a larger gas burner

6. fender, buffer, cowcatcher, pilot, framework

usage: an inclined metal frame at the front of a locomotive to clear the track


1. fly, aviate, pilot, operate, control

usage: operate an airplane; "The pilot flew to Cuba"

2. navigate, pilot, steer, maneuver, manoeuver, manoeuvre, direct, point, head, guide, channelize, channelise

usage: 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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