Pilot flag

Pilot flag

. The flag hoisted at the fore by a vessel desiring a pilot, in the United States the union jack, in Great Britain the British union jack with a white border.
[Webster 1913 Suppl.]

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Pi"lot*ism

(?),

Pi"lot*ry

(?), } n. Pilotage; skill in the duties of a pilot. [R.]
[1913 Webster]

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Pilot lamp

or

Pilot light

}. (Elec.) 1. A small incandescent telltale lamp on a dynamo or battery circuit to show approximately by its brightness the voltage of the current.
[Webster 1913 Suppl.]

2. a small light on an electrical device to indicate whether the device is in operation or that the power is on.
[PJC]

 

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