n. one who guides a course of action for others; one who operates or is licensed to operate an aircraft in flight
I'm the captain, the pilot, and watchman; and sometimes I'm the freight and passengers.
Sentence in Classic:
She had been undecided, on leaving Dover, whether or no to give the finishing touch to that renunciation of mankind in which she had been educated, by marrying a pilot; but she decided against that venture.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens Context
When he entered I observed that he carried no umbrella, and certainly had not come in his carriage, for his tarpaulin hat ran down with melting sleet, and his great pilot cloth jacket seemed almost to drag him to the floor with the weight of the water it had absorbed.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville Context
By the rough seas I swear, fear for myself never wrung me so sore as for thy ship, lest, the rudder lost and the pilot struck away, those gathering waves might master it.
The pilot again changed the course of the boat, which rapidly approached the island, and was soon within fifty paces of it.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas Context
Although the rugged outline of mountain, to which they were steering, presented no distinctive marks to the eyes of Duncan, the Mohican entered the little haven he had selected with the confidence and accuracy of an experienced pilot.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper Context
Marya Ignatevna Peronskaya, a thin and shallow maid of honor at the court of the Dowager Empress, who was a friend and relation of the countess and piloted the provincial Rostovs in Petersburg high society, was to accompany them to the ball.
War and Peace(V2) By Leo Tolstoy Context