An example of a pilot is the person flying an airplane.
Piloted the visitors around the city.
A pilot project.
We would like to run a pilot in your facility before rolling out the program city-wide.
The pilot plant showed the need for major process changes.
Origin of pilot
- Obsolete French helmsman from Old French from Old Italian pilota alteration of pedota from Medieval Greek pēdōtēs from Greek pēda steering oar pl. of pēdon blade of an oar ped- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition