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pilot

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made or done as an experiment

  • a new pilot program to train inner-city residents for jobs in the tech sector
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pilot

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one who flies or is qualified to fly an aircraft or spacecraft

  • the airline is seeking experienced pilots to fly the new airplane
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pilot

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1 to give advice and instruction to (someone) regarding the course or process to be followed

  • piloted the figure skater through the national championships
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walk through

2 to point out the way for (someone) especially from a position in front

  • the lead rider piloted the rest of the team
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3 to operate or control the course of

  • managed to pilot the plane to safety despite the failure of the left engine
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conn (also con), helm, navigate, steer

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guide, lead, steer, pilot, engineer mean to direct in a course or show the way to be followed. guide implies intimate knowledge of the way and of all its difficulties and dangers.
    • guided the scouts through the cave
lead implies showing the way and often keeping those that follow under control and in order.
    • led his team to victory
steer implies an ability to keep to a course and stresses the capacity of maneuvering correctly.
    • steered the ship through a narrow channel
pilot suggests guidance over a dangerous or complicated course.
    • piloted the bill through the Senate
engineer implies finding ways to avoid or overcome difficulties in achieving an end or carrying out a plan.
    • engineered his son's election to the governorship


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