pilot

pilot
1 noun (C)
1 someone who operates the controls of an aircraft or spacecraft: an airline pilot
2 someone with a special knowledge of a particular area of water, who is employed to guide ships across it: a harbour pilot
3 a television programme that is made in order to test whether people like it and would watch it
4 pilot test/project/scheme etc a test that is done to see if an idea, product etc will be successful: If the pilot survey goes well, we'll go into full production.
—see also: automatic pilot 2 verb (T)
1 to guide an aircraft, spacecraft, or ship as its pilot
2 to help someone to go to a place: pilot sb toward/out etc: He took my hand and piloted me through the corridors.
3 to be responsible for making sure that a new law or plan is officially approved: pilot sth through: I'm relying on your skill in piloting this through Parliament.
4 to test a new idea, product etc on people to find out whether it will be successful: They are piloting parts of the book in language schools.

Longman dictionary of contemporary English. 2004.

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