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pilotage

[pahy-luh-tij]
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noun
  1. act, occupation, or skill of piloting.
  2. the fee paid to a pilot for his or her services.
  3. pilot station(def 1).
  4. the process of directing the movement of a ship or aircraft by visual or electronic observations of recognizable landmarks.
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Origin of pilotage

From French, dating back to 1610–20; see origin at pilot, -age
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Examples from the Web for pilotage

Historical Examples

  • There's nothing but pilotage, and even that's pretty sketchy.

    The Players

    Everett B. Cole

  • I am not over prudent to trust to his pilotage; but wiser men have been led by fools.

    Waverley

    Sir Walter Scott

  • I was completely at fault, and had entirely lost all confidence in my own pilotage.

  • So long as we were in pilotage I stuck manfully to the wheel.

    Dream Days

    Kenneth Grahame

  • Pilotage and other dues incurred from any port: the reverse of inward charges.

    The Sailor's Word-Book

    William Henry Smyth


British Dictionary definitions for pilotage

pilotage

noun
  1. the act of piloting an aircraft or ship
  2. a pilot's fee
  3. the navigation of an aircraft by the observation of ground features and use of charts
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