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test pilot

noun
1.
a pilot employed to test-fly newly-built aircraft.
Origin of test pilot
1925-1930
1925-30
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  • As near as I could make out, he was a test-pilot, or something like it, for a small experimental aircraft plant near the city.

    Exile from Space Judith Merril
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test pilot

noun
1.
a pilot who flies aircraft of new design to test their performance in the air
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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