Browse Dictionary by Letter

Comprehensive
Dictionary Suite
Help
Help
Help
A   B   C   D   E   F   G   H   I   J   K   L   M   N   O   P   Q   R   S   T   U   V   W   X   Y   Z
pilot balloon a small balloon released to determine wind speed and direction.
pilot biscuit see hardtack.
pilot film a film or tape of one episode of a proposed television series, designed to attract commercial sponsors and enlist network support.
pilotfish a small spiny-finned marine fish with a widely forked tail, often found near sharks.
pilothouse a sheltered part of a ship containing the steering device and instruments for navigation; wheelhouse.
pilot lamp a small electric light that indicates, when lit, that current is flowing in an electric circuit. [2 definitions]
pilotless combined form of pilot.
pilot light a small gas flame in gas stoves, furnaces, and heaters which can be kept burning day and night and from which a gas burner can be ignited. [2 definitions]
Pilsener a light lager beer, traditionally served in a tall, conical glass.
Piltdown man a skull, found in 1911, believed to represent a species of prehistoric human but shown in 1953 to be a forged composite of modern human and ape bone fragments.
Pima a member of a North American Indian people living in Arizona and northern Mexico. [2 definitions]
Pima cotton a very strong, smooth, fine variety of long-staple cotton.
pimento a sweet, red, bell-shaped pepper or the plant on which it grows; pimiento. [3 definitions]
pimento cheese a processed cheese that contains pieces of pimento.
pimiento a red garden pepper, or a small pickled strip of it, used to stuff olives, garnish salads, and the like; pimento.
pimp a person, usu. a man, who secures customers for and manages a prostitute's business for money. [2 definitions]
pimpernel any of a number of plants of the primrose family that bear red, white, or purple flowers.
pimping insignificant or trivial.
pimple a common, small, and often pus-filled inflammation and swelling of the skin.
pimply having numerous pimples.
PIN acronym of "personal identification number," an identification number entered on a keypad to gain remote electronic access to one's bank account or other financial accounts.