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English definition of “pilot”

pilot

noun [C] (FLAME)    /ˈpaɪ.lət/ (also pilot light)
a small flame that burns all the time in a gas device , such as a cooker or a device for heating water , and that starts the main flame burning when the gas is turned onFire and flameFire service
(Definition of pilot noun (FLAME) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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