sky pilot

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sky pilot

slang A chaplain who serves in one of the military services. He suggested that I go speak with the sky pilot to talk through some of the moral issues I'd been trying to come to terms with. We all gathered around the sky pilot, who led us through a prayer before heading into combat.
See also: pilot, sky

sky-pilot

n. a chaplain. The sky-pilot says we can park in the church’s lot, if we don’t mess anything up or make too much noise.
References in classic literature ?
"Why, d'ye know, when I'm playin' an' he's singin', it's a regular duet of what the sky-pilots 'd call religion an' knowin' God.
He had always been irreligious, scoffing good-naturedly at the sky-pilots and their immortality of the soul.
He probably needed twice as much food as any of the other trainee sky-pilots. When the trainees would pick up rumours that an American troop-ship or cargo vessel was coming into Cardiff Docks, they would all get on their bikes, each with a bag of Bibles and hare over to meet the ship's crew.
He probably needed twice as much food as any of the other trainee sky-pilots. When the trainees would pick up rumours that an A merican troop-ship or cargo vessel was coming in to Cardiff Docks, they would all get on their bikes, each with a bag of Bibles and hare over to meet the ship's crew.