piloting

[ pahy-luh-ting ]
/ ˈpaɪ lə tɪŋ /

noun

the determination of the course or position of a ship or airplane by any of various navigational methods or devices.

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Origin of piloting

First recorded in 1710–20; pilot + -ing1
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British Dictionary definitions for piloting

piloting
/ (ˈpaɪlətɪŋ) /

noun

the navigational handling of a ship near land using buoys, soundings, landmarks, etc, or the finding of a ship's position by such means
the occupation of a pilot
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