- 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
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- 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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