Definition of Piloting

1. Noun. The guidance of ships or airplanes from place to place.




2. Noun. The occupation of a pilot.
Exact synonyms: Pilotage
Generic synonyms: Craft, Trade
Derivative terms: Pilot, Pilot, Pilot, Pilot

Definition of Piloting

1. Verb. (present participle of pilot) ¹

2. Noun. the form of navigation in which position is determined by relation to external reference points ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Piloting

1. a branch of navigation [n -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Piloting

pilot plant
pilot program
pilot project
pilot projects
pilot scale
pilot whale
pilot whales
pilotage
pilotages
piloted
pilotfish
pilotfishes
pilothouse
pilothouses
piloti
piloting (current term)
pilotings
pilotis
pilotless
pilotless aircraft
pilotman
pilotmen
pilots
pilous
pilow
pilows
pilpul
pilsener
pilseners
pilsenite

Literary usage of Piloting

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Theatrical Management in the West and South for Thirty Years by Solomon Smith (1868)
"On one of the several trips I made on the river, I had a little experience which I will now relate: Doctoring and piloting. Western men will remember the ..."

2. Life on the Mississippi by Mark Twain (1883)
"RANK AND DIGNITY OF piloting. IN my preceding chapters I have tried, by going into the minutiae of the science of piloting, to carry the reader step by step ..."

3. The American Practical Navigator: Being an Epitome of Navigation and by Nathaniel Bowditch, George Wood Logan (1906)
"piloting, in the sense given the word by modern and popular usage, ... As requisites to successful piloting, the navigator should be provided with the best ..."

4. The American and English Encyclopedia of Law by John Houston Merrill, Charles Frederic Williams, Thomas Johnson Michie, David Shephard Garland (1892)
"So when a pilot, in piloting a vessel, has used his best skill and judgment, he is not liable for her loss, although the result shows that his best judgment ..."

5. Modern Seamanship by Austin Melvin Knight (1910)
"piloting. The navigation of a ship at a distance from land, sometimes known as " Proper piloting" is not a matter of Seamanship. This chapter will therefore ..."

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