from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The occupation or service of a pilot.
  • n. Nautical Coastal navigation, as by reference to buoys and soundings.

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  • v. Present participle of pilot.
  • n. the form of navigation in which position is determined by relation to external reference points

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

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


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