piloting Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. noun the guidance of ships or airplanes from place to place
    pilotage; navigation.
  2. noun the occupation of a pilot
  3. verb operate an airplane
    fly; aviate; pilot.
    • The pilot flew to Cuba
  4. verb act as the navigator in a car, plane, or vessel and plan, direct, plot the path and position of the conveyance
    navigate; pilot.
    • Is anyone volunteering to navigate during the trip?
    • Who was navigating the ship during the accident?