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pillory in former times, a wooden structure that had holes for fastening the head and hands of someone who had violated the law and had been sentenced to public ridicule. [3 definitions]
pillow a baglike case filled with soft stuffing and used for resting the head or for decoration. [4 definitions]
pillowcase a usu. cloth cover for a pillow that can be removed for cleaning.
pillow sham an ornamental cover for a bed pillow.
pillow talk private conversation of an intimate nature, as between a husband and wife in bed.
pilose covered with hair, esp. soft fine hair; downy or furry.
pilot the operator of an aircraft. [6 definitions]
pilotage the action, process, or procedures of piloting or navigating. [2 definitions]
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]