Sky Pilot

Sky Pilot can refer to:
*"Sky Pilot", a 1968 song by Eric Burdon and The Animals utilizes a "sky pilot" figure who is interpreted as a military chaplain.
*A nickname for a missionary::*"The Sky Pilot", a novel by Ralph Connor.
*A common name for the wildflowers "Polemonium viscosum" and "Polemonium eximium".
*A dismissive or critical nickname for a religious figure who counsels passive acceptance of unfair or difficult life circumstances. Specifically, one who is seen to be aiding existing social structures by using religion to suppress dissent.:*From the lingo of Labor movements -- A preacher who states that workers should not complain (see: Wobbly lingo). The concept possibly originated in Joe Hill's 1911 song "The Preacher and the Slave" in which he coined the term "pie in the sky" as preachers' replies to questions about hunger.
*"The Sky Pilot", a 1921 film directed by King Vidor
* Sky Pilot is a mozilla classic theme which is also available for Firefox.


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  • Sky pilot — (A[ e]ronautics) A person licensed as a pilot. [Slang] [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sky-pilot — see sky n.1 9 …   Useful english dictionary

  • sky pilot — n. Slang a member of the clergy; esp., CHAPLAIN (sense 2) …   English World dictionary

  • 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. □ The sky pilot’s a good guy …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • sky pilot — noun A clergyman, especially a military chaplain or padre. Jack, I swear, Im no sky pilot, but a creep pad turns into a confession booth as soon as I squat in it – the chicks really run their mouths some spieling their life histories in my face.… …   Wiktionary

  • sky-pilot —    A playful American slang term for a clergyman, or specifically, a chaplain. It occurs as a vocative, addressed to an American ‘reverend gentleman’, in Sandra, by Pearl Bell, a romantic novel published in the 1920s. A man calls another ‘earnest …   A dictionary of epithets and terms of address

  • sky pilot — sky′ pi lot n. sts sl. a member of the clergy, esp. an army chaplain …   From formal English to slang

  • sky pilot — noun Date: 1883 clergyman; specifically chaplain …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • sky pilot — Slang. a member of the clergy, esp. a chaplain of the armed forces. [1880 85] * * * …   Universalium

  • sky pilot — n a priest, particularly a naval or military chaplain. The phrase dates from the later 19th century …   Contemporary slang

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