test pilot

noun
Updated on: 6 Nov 2017

Definition of test pilot

:a pilot who specializes in putting new or experimental airplanes through maneuvers designed to test them (as for strength) by producing strains in excess of normal

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First Known Use of test pilot

1917


TEST PILOT Defined for English Language Learners

test pilot

noun

Definition of test pilot for English Language Learners

  • : a pilot who flies new aircraft in order to see how well they work


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