- 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
A sky-pilot is an ancient and honorable calling, but not for me.Baseball Joe in the Central League
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."Windjammers and Sea Tramps
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
- slang a chaplain in one of the military services
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