Definition of pilot boat in English:
A boat used to transport maritime pilots to and from ships.
- Two port tug boats and a pilot boat escorted the SAS Mendi to the East London harbour yesterday morning.
- For a typical job, I climb from a 70-foot-long pilot boat onto the rope ladder of a 1,000-foot ship.
- The route is one of the busiest shipping lanes in the world and so each crew had a pilot boat keeping an eye out for ships and guiding the rowers
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