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noun Slang.
  1. a member of the clergy, especially a chaplain of the armed forces.

Origin of sky pilot

First recorded in 1880–85
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Examples from the Web for sky-pilot

Historical Examples

  • A sky-pilot is an ancient and honorable calling, but not for me.

    Baseball Joe in the Central League

    Lester Chadwick

  • The sky-pilot found out pretty soon that he was out of his element.

  • No, I accepted, and sent for the sky-pilot to do the job, and the happy couple never knew of the break.

  • Nothing is more comic than the sailor's aversion to the person nautically recognised as the "sky-pilot."

  • But call him "sky-pilot" and he starts up like Macbeth at the ghost of Banquo, exclaiming "Come in any other form but that!"

    Flowers of Freethought

    George W. Foote


British Dictionary definitions for sky-pilot

sky pilot

noun
  1. slang a chaplain in one of the military services
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