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noun pi·lot·age \ˈpī-lə-tij\

Definition of pilotage

  1. 1 :  the action or business of piloting

  2. 2 :  the compensation paid to a licensed ship's pilot

Circa 1618

First Known Use of pilotage

circa 1618

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