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Programmed Inquiry Learning Or Teaching.

CAI language, many versions. "Guide to 8080 PILOT", J. Starkweather, Dr Dobb's J (Apr 1977).

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1. One employed to steer a vessel; a helmsman; a steersman.

2. Specifically, a person duly qualified, and licensed by authority, to conduct vessels into and out of a port, or in certain waters, for a fixed rate of fees.

3. Figuratively: A guide; a director of another through a difficult or unknown course.

4. An instrument for detecting the compass error.

5. The cowcatcher of a locomotive. Pilot balloon, a small balloon sent up in advance of a large one, to show the direction and force of the wind. Pilot bird.

<medicine> Same as Blackfish.

Origin: F. Pilote, prob. From D. Peillood plummet, sounding lead; peilen, pegelen, to sound, measure (fr. D. & G. Peil, pegel, a sort of measure, water mark) + lood lead, akin to E. Lead. The pilot, then, is the lead man, i.e, he who throws the lead. See Pail, and Lead a metal.

(01 Mar 1998)

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