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Noun
A person with expert local knowledge qualified to take charge of a ship entering or leaving a harbour
“Eusi noted that the pilot had shut his ship almost completely down.”
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A person who operates the flying controls of an aircraft
“The vectoring controls can be operated manually by the pilot or automatically by the flight control system.”
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A television or radio programme made to test audience reaction with a view to the production of a series
“This looked like a pilot for a series, but none materialised - at least, not under this title.”
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A person who navigates a ship, aircraft, etc
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Person who engineers vehicle
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Paraglider pilot
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The V-shaped device on the front of a locomotive (or other large vehicle) shaped so as to push objects on the tracks out of the way, to prevent major damage to the train
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A specimen taken for scientific testing or analysis
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Leader of institution
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A member of the crew of a spaceship or other spacecraft that travels beyond Earth's atmosphere, or someone trained to serve that purpose
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Keeper
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A powerful or influential person in a particular field
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A person who serves in an army
Adjective
Done as an experiment or test before being introduced more widely
“That has been the experience of the pilot sites, of duty prosecutors in stations, that the quality of the cases improves, and that those cases that start will finish in the way that they should.”
Adjective
Belonging or happening near the beginning of a particular period
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Subject to one or more conditions or requirements being met
Verb
Guide or steer
“Larry, we're going to pilot that long-term solution in Jackson, Mississippi, by the end of the month.”
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To plan or control the position and course of
“Merlin didn't think twice about her ability to pilot the ship and turned his attention to a navigational scanner.”
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To test or have a preliminary trial of (an idea, a new product, etc)
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(of a meeting or seminar) To direct or influence the behavior or development of
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To operate and control the direction and speed of a motor vehicle
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To operate an aircraft
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To accompany and look after or supervise
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Instruct, usually in recreation
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