the determination of the course or position of a ship or airplane by any of various navigational methods or devices.
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How to use piloting in a sentence
It surfaced daily to phone home sensor data and receive new piloting instructions from the team in Southampton.Boaty McBoatface has been a very busy scientific explorer | Charlotte Hu | August 2, 2022 | Popular-Science
There will be a lot of piloting in the summer and a lot of outdoor activations, experiential.Marketing Briefing: With more clarity on vaccines, brands are thinking about post-Covid advertising | Kristina Monllos | March 16, 2021 | Digiday
In the classic skillset of piloting, mental acuity, and its coordination with hand and foot movements, is equally vital.Flight 8501 Poses Question: Are Modern Jets Too Automated to Fly? | Clive Irving | January 4, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
We are out of control, going fast and high, and someone else is piloting this vessel.
Then we cut to Ted, mid-midlife crisis, who abruptly decides to cut the jets while piloting Sunkist clients over NorCal.Mad Men’s Game-Changing Midseason Finale, “Waterloo”: One Door Closes, Another Opens | Marlow Stern | May 26, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Co-piloting a show that receives such accolades is one thing.Jenni Konner Talks ‘Girls,’ Lena Dunham, and ‘The Facts of Life’ | Kevin Fallon | March 8, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Harry will be given ten days to acclimatise to his surroundings, after which he will start co-piloting the helicopters.
His wife, Amarita by name, stood at the stove, piloting apple turnovers in a pool of fat.Country Neighbors | Alice Brown
It was easier to acquire those things than piloting, and, on the whole, quicker.
And yet I have spoken of nothing but piloting as a science so far, and I doubt if I ever get beyond that portion of my subject.
He had come from a piloting family himself, and knew the interest that Mark Twain could put into such a series.
Those early piloting chapters, as they appeared in the Atlantic, constituted Mark Twain's best literary exhibit up to that time.
British Dictionary definitions for piloting
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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