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test pilot

noun
1.
a pilot employed to test-fly newly-built aircraft.
Origin
1925-1930
1925-30
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  • Our test pilot goes up and down quite a bit, he admits.
  • She was a test pilot and set a number of flying records.
  • He was the professional test pilot, and at the same time a human being experiencing pure joy.
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test pilot

noun
1.
a pilot who flies aircraft of new design to test their performance in the air
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