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Noun
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 person who navigates a ship or vessel
“Eusi noted that the pilot had shut his ship almost completely down.”
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Something conducted as a preliminary trial or experiment
“They commissioned a pilot to test audience reactions to determine if the production of the new series should go ahead.”
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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 person who escorts or shows the way to others
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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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A leader or person in authority
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A person who serves in an army
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That which serves as a model or example
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Something which acts as a plan, model, or template for others
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Adjective
Done as an experiment or test before being introduced more widely
“The results in pilot cases such as these have clear implications for future policy direction.”
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Belonging or happening near the beginning of a particular period
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Subject to one or more conditions or requirements being met
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To navigate or steer, especially a vehicle or vessel
“He introduced himself with great civility, and tendered his services to pilot the ship into the bay.”
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To manage, plan or control the position or course of
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“I pilot a team of product managers, stylists, graphic designers and model makers.”
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To lead or show the way to
“An expert guide will usually be assigned to pilot the class through the plant to explain important phases of the operations to be observed.”
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To provide guidance, direction or instruction to
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“A supervisor will be on hand to pilot them through the difficulties of practically applying the training they have received.”
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To test or have a preliminary trial of (an idea, a new product, etc.)
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“The council plans to pilot the proposed scheme in several districts.”
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To operate and control the direction and speed of a motor vehicle
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Show the way
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