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[pi-lot-ee] /pɪˈlɒt i/
a column of iron, steel, or reinforced concrete supporting a building above an open ground level.
Origin of piloti
1945-50; < French pilotis, equivalent to pilot (augmentative of pile pile1) + -is collective suffix Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • When piloti became old enough he was taught the piano, for which he had aptitude.

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  • As I gradually emerged from darkened slumber I became conscious of piloti's voice.

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  • She always wore black, and after Liszt's death piloti himself went into mourning.

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  • Yet I liked piloti; he played the piano well, sang with no little feeling, painted neat water sketches and was a capital host.

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  • piloti was a bachelor; an old woman kept house and he always addressed her in the Hungarian tongue.

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  • piloti's attention was attracted by my silence, and when he saw the woman he uttered a harsh, crackling word.

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