verb (used with object)
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Origin of pilot
OTHER WORDS FROM pilotun·pi·lot·ed, adjectivewell-pi·lot·ed, adjective
Words nearby pilot
Example sentences from the Web for pilot
“We’re piloting a new reporting system beginning with security issues,” Google said on Twitter.Google tests reporting security issue false positives in Search Console|Barry Schwartz|August 26, 2020|Search Engine Land
The plan was to assume control midflight, when Dymshits would take over from the pilots, who would be deplaned at a stopover.
She wants Montgomery to become a pilot school for outdoor learning.The Learning Curve: The Case for Outdoor School in San Diego|Will Huntsberry|July 30, 2020|Voice of San Diego
San Diego’s Environmental Services Department persuades the City Council to expand the pilot program.Years Into Smart Streetlights Program, Council Will Write Surveillance Rules|Jesse Marx|July 9, 2020|Voice of San Diego
In a pilot phase, Dominguez-Bello plans to host a course in Lima, Peru with collaborators from local universities, but the timing is uncertain due to the coronavirus pandemic.Scientists want to build a Noah’s Ark for the human microbiome|Carolyn Beans|June 11, 2020|Science News
Investigators will focus on whether the sudden emergency was so extreme that no degree of pilot skill would have helped.
At such a moment, the pilot has no resources other than his own instincts and experience.
By 2011, Airbus was working on a program to replicate these conditions in a flight simulator for use in pilot training.
The “pilot flying” was more probably the far less experienced copilot.
By contrast, a gun will allow a pilot to attack hostile forces that are less than 300 feet from friendly ground forces.New U.S. Stealth Jet Can’t Fire Its Gun Until 2019|Dave Majumdar|December 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
What pilot is there indeed who has not many times experienced such unpleasant sensation?The Aeroplane Speaks|H. Barber
The Pilot turned the head of the pinnace, and Jack immediately threw his harpoon.Willis the Pilot|Johanna Spyri
The canvas fell into festoons, and the pilot called, "All ready forrard?"The Wreck of the Grosvenor, Volume 1 of 3|William Clark Russell
I said nothing, but acted as my own pilot, and took opportunity to watch my hard-riding friend during the course of the run.Ladies on Horseback|Nannie Lambert
We are not going to touch at any Irish port, so I am hurrying to write a few lines to send off by the Pilot.Canada for Gentlemen|James Seton Cockburn
British Dictionary definitions for pilot
- a person who is qualified to operate an aircraft or spacecraft in flight
- (as modifier)pilot error
- a person who is qualified to steer or guide a ship into or out of a port, river mouth, etc
- (as modifier)a pilot ship