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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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