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English definition of “pilot”

pilot

noun [C] (SHIP)    /ˈpaɪ.lət/
a person with detailed knowledge of an area of water, such as that around a port, who goes onto a ship to direct it safelyNavigation and shipwrecksPeople who work on boats and ships
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