What does pilotage mean?

Definitions for pilotage
ˈpaɪ lə tɪdʒpi·lotage

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. navigation, pilotage, pilotingnoun

    the guidance of ships or airplanes from place to place

  2. piloting, pilotagenoun

    the occupation of a pilot


  1. pilotagenoun

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

  2. pilotagenoun

    the occupation of a pilot

  3. pilotagenoun

    the fee paid to a pilot

Webster Dictionary

  1. Pilotagenoun

    the pilot's skill or knowledge, as of coasts, rocks, bars, and channels

    Etymology: [Cf. F. pilotage.]

  2. Pilotagenoun

    the compensation made or allowed to a pilot

    Etymology: [Cf. F. pilotage.]

  3. Pilotagenoun

    guidance, as by a pilot

    Etymology: [Cf. F. pilotage.]


  1. Pilotage

    Pilotage is the use of fixed visual references on the ground or sea by means of sight or radar to guide oneself to a destination, sometimes with the help of a map or nautical chart. People use pilotage for activities such as guiding vessels and aircraft, hiking and scuba diving. Pilotage techniques apply when close enough to land or other navigational reference points. In these circumstances there is often not enough time for more elaborate navigational techniques that are used out of sight of both navigational aids and hazards. In these circumstances, it is usually not necessary to know exactly where you are, but that one is in a safe position, or at least on a safe line and will remain so for a period of time, and to know when the next change will be required. Without such pilotage references, it is necessary to navigate using dead reckoning, radar, radio navigation, and satellite navigation.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. pilotage

    The money paid to a pilot for taking a ship in or out of port, &c.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of pilotage in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of pilotage in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

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    involving or causing danger or risk; liable to hurt or harm
    • A. dangerous
    • B. victimised
    • C. abrupt
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