a narrow pleat that is usually part of a series at the top of curtains.
noun 1. a flexible device that presses magnetic tape against the capstan in a tape recorder.
noun, Nautical. 1. Also called pilotage. an onshore office or headquarters for pilots. 2. an area in which pilot boats cruise.
noun, Nautical. 1. a signal, as a flag or light, used to request a pilot. 2. a signal to indicate that a pilot is on board.
noun, Mining. 1. a small raise intended to be enlarged later.
noun 1. an experimental industrial plant in which processes or techniques planned for use in full-scale operation are tested in advance. noun 1. a small-scale industrial plant in which problems can be identified and solved before the full-scale plant is built