[ pi-lot-ee ]

  1. a column of iron, steel, or reinforced concrete supporting a building above an open ground level.

Origin of piloti

1945–50; <French pilotis, equivalent to pilot (augmentative of pilepile1) + -is collective suffix

Words Nearby piloti

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How to use piloti in a sentence

  • piloti was a bachelor; an old woman kept house and he always addressed her in the Hungarian tongue.

    Melomaniacs | James Huneker
  • Yet I liked piloti; he played the piano well, sang with no little feeling, painted neat water sketches and was a capital host.

    Melomaniacs | James Huneker
  • piloti's attention was attracted by my silence, and when he saw the woman he uttered a harsh, crackling word.

    Melomaniacs | James Huneker
  • She always wore black, and after Liszt's death piloti himself went into mourning.

    Melomaniacs | James Huneker
  • As I gradually emerged from darkened slumber I became conscious of piloti's voice.

    Melomaniacs | James Huneker