- 1pilot something to fly an aircraft or guide a ship; to act as a pilot The plane was piloted by the instructor. The captain piloted the boat into a mooring.
- 2 pilot something (through something) to guide someone or something somewhere, especially through a complicated place or system She piloted a bill on the rights of part-time workers through Congress.
- 3pilot something to test a new product, idea, etc. with a few people or in a small area before it is introduced everywhere
NAmE//ˈpaɪlət//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they pilot
he / she / it pilots
past simple piloted
-ing form piloting