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Plural for 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.”
Plural for 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.”
Plural for 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.”
Guide or steer
“Larry, we're going to pilot that long-term solution in Jackson, Mississippi, by the end of the month.”
To operate or control the course of
“Merlin didn't think twice about her ability to pilot the ship and turned his attention to a navigational scanner.”
To test or have a preliminary trial of (an idea, a new product, etc)
To guide or escort
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