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pilot

2 verb
     
Related topics: Air, Water
pilot2 [transitive]
1TTATTW to guide an aircraft, spacecraft, or ship as its pilot
2 to test a new idea, product etc on people to find out whether it will be successful:
The new exams are currently being piloted in a number of areas.
3 literary to help someone to go to a place
4 British English to be responsible for making sure that a new law or plan is officially approved
pilot something through something
The Bill was piloted through Parliament by the health minister.

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