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PI'LOT, noun

1. One who steers a ship in a dangerous navigation, or rather one whose office or occupation is to steer ships, particularly along a coast, or into and out of a harbor, bay or river, where navigation is dangerous.

2. A guide; a director of the course of another person. [In colloquial use.]

PI'LOT, verb transitive To direct the course of a ship in any place where navigation is dangerous.