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[pahy-luh t-lis]
  1. lacking a pilot or needing no pilot: pilotless aircraft.
  2. having no pilot light: a pilotless furnace.
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Origin of pilotless

First recorded in 1595–1605; pilot + -less
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Historical Examples

  • The pilotless snapper-boat made another slow run, then put on speed and flashed back to the group of boats near the cruiser.

    Rip Foster in Ride the Gray Planet

    Harold Leland Goodwin