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sky pilot

noun, Slang.
1.
a member of the clergy, especially a chaplain of the armed forces.
Origin of sky pilot
1880-1885
1880-85
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  • Always behind him he expected the sudden onslaught of the bearded, blear-eyed followers of The sky pilot.

    The Oakdale Affair Edgar Rice Burroughs
  • I wish only to give you this last message from our sky pilot.

  • Pertaining to the use of the title "sky pilot," a little story is told.

    The Lumberjack Sky Pilot Thomas D. Whittles
  • It was their opinion that their regiment had some sky pilot.

  • Tenderly the sky pilot watched over the poor fellow, supplying his needs until a few days later he was able to return to the camp.

    The Lumberjack Sky Pilot Thomas D. Whittles
  • The "padre" or "sky pilot" requires to be a man of considerable tact, and generally speaking he is.

    The British Navy Book Cyril Field
  • Somehow the cowboy's name of "sky pilot" seemed to express better than anything else the place he held with us.

    The Sky Pilot Ralph Connor
  • Fancy being saved like them wormy railroad men, and town scouts, took abject because the sky pilot was explaining hell.

    A Man in the Open Roger Pocock
  • The sky pilot in the office turned his face to the wall and prayed while they sang.

    The Lumberjack Sky Pilot Thomas D. Whittles
  • On returning to the camp they learned that the sky pilot was holding service and came in supperless to enjoy the meeting.

    The Lumberjack Sky Pilot Thomas D. Whittles
British Dictionary definitions for sky pilot

sky pilot

noun
1.
(slang) a chaplain in one of the military services
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