Definition of Pilotage

1. Noun. The guidance of ships or airplanes from place to place.

2. Noun. The occupation of a pilot.
Exact synonyms: Piloting
Generic synonyms: Craft, Trade
Derivative terms: Pilot, Pilot, Pilot, Pilot

Definition of Pilotage

1. n. The pilot's skill or knowledge, as of coasts, rocks, bars, and channels.

Definition of Pilotage

1. Noun. the use of landmarks to guide a vessel or aircraft to its destination ¹

2. Noun. the occupation of a pilot ¹

3. Noun. the fee paid to a pilot ¹

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Definition of Pilotage

1. the act of piloting [n -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Pilotage

pilot experiment
pilot film
pilot fish
pilot hole
pilot ladder
pilot lamp
pilot light
pilot lights
pilot plant
pilot program
pilot project
pilot projects
pilot scale
pilot whale
pilot whales
pilotage (current term)
pilotless aircraft

Literary usage of Pilotage

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1904)
"No discrimination In state pilotage laws forbidden by Ü. 8. ... 2903, Is made by the Virginia compulsory pilotage charge on all vessels (except coasting ..."

2. American Commercial Legislation Before 1789 by Albert Anthony Giesecke (1910)
"The rates imposed on vessels for pilotage were usually according to the draught of the ... Of the colonies having pilotage laws, Delaware, North Carolina, ..."

3. A Compendium of the Law of Merchant Shipping: With an Appendix Containing by Frederic Philip Maude, Charles Edward Pollock, Gainsford Bruce (1881)
"337, every pilotage authorities to authority must deliver periodically to the Board of 'Trade, in make returns tne form and at the times required by the ..."

4. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: “a” Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature edited by Hugh Chisholm (1911)
"pilotage authorities may, by by-laws under the act (which require confirmation by order in council), exempt wholly or partly any ships or classes of ships ..."

5. Index of Economic Material in Documents of the States of the United States by Adelaide Rosalia Hasse (1908)
"Rules and regulations for the pilotage of the harbor of Boston. ... Rules and regulations of comrs. of pilots for pilotage of Harbour of Boston with act of ..."

6. United States Coast Pilot: Atlantic Coast. Part IV. From Point Judith to New by U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey, Herbert Gouverneur Ogden, John Ross, Herbert Cornelius Graves, Harry L. Ford (1899)
"pilotage for taking vessels from [Upper to Lower] Quarantine : For vessels having had death or sickness on board, double outward pilotage. ..."

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