test pilot

noun

Definition of test pilot

  1. :  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

1917

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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