pilot (something) in(to something or some place)

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pilot (something) in(to something or some place)

To steer, guide, or direct an air- or watercraft in(to some particular thing or place). Here, son—why don't you take the wheel and pilot the boat in? We'll need to pilot the ship into harbor very carefully. You'd better start watching what your doing or you're going to pilot this plane right into a mountain!
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pilot something into something

 and pilot something in
to steer or guide something into something. (Usually refers to steering a ship.) We need to signal for a pilot to pilot our ship into the harbor. Fred piloted in the freighter.
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References in classic literature ?
Divided between our rubber and such topics as these, we were running (as we thought) into Halifax Harbour, on the fifteenth night, with little wind and a bright moon - indeed, we had made the Light at its outer entrance, and put the pilot in charge - when suddenly the ship struck upon a bank of mud.
And here Bildad, who, with Peleg, be it known, in addition to his other offices, was one of the licensed pilots of the port --he being suspected to have got himself made a pilot in order to save the Nantucket pilot-fee to all the ships he was concerned in, for he never piloted any other craft --Bildad, I say, might now be seen actively engaged in looking over the bows for the approaching anchor, and at intervals singing what seemed a dismal stave of psalmody, to cheer the hands at the windlass, who roared forth some sort of a chorus about the girls in Booble Alley, with hearty good will.
His love of flying led him to a career with Northeast Airlines and Delta Airlines, eventually becoming Assistant Chief Pilot in Boston.
The three have apparently been held under highly questionable charges that the father, who had been a pilot in Syria, is somehow involved in terrorist activities.
We have observed the results of the lanelogic pilot in Texas/OK and the results are encouraging.