Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The technique or act of piloting.
  • noun The fee paid to a pilot.
  • noun Aerial navigation by visual identification of landmarks.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The house in which a pilot lives; the office of the pilots of a port.
  • noun The act of piloting; direction of a pilot; guidance.
  • noun The employment or services of a pilot: as, incompetent pilotage.
  • noun 3. The knowledge of coasts, rocks, bars, and channels.
  • noun The fee or remuneration paid or payable to a pilot for his services.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun obsolete The pilot's skill or knowledge, as of coasts, rocks, bars, and channels.
  • noun The compensation made or allowed to a pilot.
  • noun Guidance, as by a pilot.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun the use of landmarks to guide a vessel or aircraft to its destination
  • noun the occupation of a pilot
  • noun the fee paid to a pilot

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the occupation of a pilot
  • noun the guidance of ships or airplanes from place to place

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Examples

  • It was some time before he could be made to comprehend certain of the most important items of the bill, such as pilotage, anchorage, and custom-house fees; but when he discovered that maritime states in other countries derived large revenues in this manner, to the great cost of the merchant, "Well," cried he, "then I will have harbor fees also."

    Astoria, or Anecdotes of an Enterprise Beyond the Rocky Mountains

  • It was some time before he could be made to comprehend certain of the most important items of the bill, such as pilotage, anchorage, and custom-house fees; but when he discovered that maritime states in other countries derived large revenues in this manner, to the great cost of the merchant, "Well," cried he, "then I will have harbor fees also."

    Astoria, or, anecdotes of an enterprise beyond the Rocky Mountains

  • These include the port operating system, covering the marine and cargo handling operations such as pilotage, berth allocation, deployment of labour and judicious space management for cargo storage.

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  • 'There has been a long-term need to privatise pilotage at Nava Sheva, as pilots would be better paid and it will also allow night pilotage, which is not possible due to the shortage, "he said.

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  • But knowing the tides is crucial to coastal pilotage, and must have been part of the working knowledge of seamen.

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  • Compulsory pilotage in the area reduces the risk of collision with reefs.

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  • In times like these, this house must have a stronger pilotage than my weak hands afford; and he who steers the vessel must be chief of the crew.

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  • His youthful guide, who waited his return without, conducted him once more to his Khan, through by-paths which he could not have found out without pilotage.

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